Statement on Assisted Voluntary Return in Nicaragua

In reference to the announcement by the Nicaraguan government about the launch of an Assisted Voluntary Return program for Nicaraguans, IOM can report:

IOM and UNAOC Launch the PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival 2019 Call for Applications

New York –The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) announced the launch of the PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival 2019 edition inviting young people around the world to submit original and creative videos focusing on the pressing social issues of migration, diversity, social inclusion, and the prevention of xenophobia.

Official Inauguration Ceremony of Morne Casse Base in Haiti

Morne Casse-  IOM, in coordination with its UN partners and the National Haitian Police (PNH) officially inaugurated the newly renovated Morne Casse base, as a part of Haiti´s Border Police strengthening project (POLIFRONT) in the country’s Northeast Department.

IOM Cuba receives USD 200K from the UN to assist families affected by tornado

Havana - The IOM office in Cuba received USD 205,729 from the United Nations Central Fund for Emergency Action (CERF) to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to families who are housed in state facilities or in the homes of family and friends, after the passage of a Tornado last January in the Cuban capital.

It’s Time to Think Universal!

Geneva – IOM´s successful Tuberculosis (TB) control efforts have surpassed their targets, benefiting communities in countries of origin and destination for migrants around the world. IOM´s successful Tuberculosis (TB) control efforts have surpassed their targets, benefiting communities in countries of origin and destination for migrants around the world.

Empowering Communities, Strengthening Dominica’s Emergency Telecommunications Network

Dominica - On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, IOM Dominica provided 31 individuals with certificates in Novice Amateur Radio Operations and handed over one of 30 radio units to the Office of Disaster Management (ODM). The activities formed part of an emergency support project funded by The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID- OFDA).

ACP, EU, CMC, IOM Tackle Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling in the Caribbean

Georgetown – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and a major Caribbean counter-trafficking network yesterday (14/03) concluded three days of exchange in Guyana on countering the scourges of trafficking in human beings and migrant smuggling, which afflict a region where the number of girl victims of trafficking is among the highest globally.    

IOM’s 2019 Humanitarian Appeal for Syria: USD 207 Million as Conflict Enters Ninth Year

Geneva – The Syrian crisis, entering its ninth year this week, has displaced more than 11 million people. Further insecurity and continued displacement, as well as large-scale humanitarian and protection needs, are expected in the year ahead.  

IOM supports the government of Panama after the increase of migratory flows at the border

Panama- To respond to the significant increase in migratory flows on the southern border (around 700 people who arrived from Colombia), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) provides technical assistance to the joint operation carried out by the National Border Service (SENAFRONT), the National Service of Civil Protection (SINAPROC), the National Migration Service and the Institutional Protection Service (SPI).  IOM is also providing support through food donations.

Venezuelan Outflow Continues Unabated, Population Abroad Now Stands at 3.4 Million


Geneva – The number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela worldwide now stands at 3.4 million, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the International Organization for Migration, announced today. 

According to data from national immigration authorities and other sources, countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are hosting an estimated 2.7 million Venezuelans, while other regions account for the rest. 

On average, during 2018, an estimated 5,000 people left Venezuela every day in search of protection or a better life.