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Last thematic webinars related to the Regional Review of the Global Compact on Migration

San Jose -  The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), jointly with other agencies, funds and programmes (AFPs) from the United Nations Network on Migration, invite governments, regional processes, civil society organizations and the general audience to participate in the last two sessions of the series of five information webinars organized as part of the regional review of the Global Compact for Safe, Ordely and Regular Migration.



EU, IOM, UNHCR to Support Peaceful Integration of Refugees and Migrants across Latin American, Caribbean Communities Affected by Covid-19

The European Union (EU), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, are joining forces to promote integration and peaceful coexistence among refugees, migrants and vulnerable host communities in a new initiative being launched in 11 countries throughout Central, South America and the Caribbean.

The joint initiative will assist communities most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing greater access to social protection services and support to lessen the pandemic's socioeconomic impact and enhance efforts for long-term recovery.



IOM and UNHCR saddened at deaths of refugees and migrants in shipwreck off Venezuela coast

Joint UNHCR – IOM Statement

Panama - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, are deeply distressed by the death or disappearance at sea of up to 25 refugees and migrants from Venezuela, including children, after their boat capsized en route to Trinidad and Tobago. According to reports, between 14 and 21 bodies were found over the weekend floating in waters near the Venezuelan coastal town of Guiria. Search and rescue efforts continue as there may be others still missing at sea.



USD 1.44 Billion Needed to Support Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela amid COVID-19

Geneva – Today, IOM, the International Organization for Migration, and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, launch a USD 1.44 billion regional plan to respond to the growing needs of refugees and migrants from Venezuela, and the communities hosting them, across 17 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.



IOM and UNAOC Celebrate Youth Filmmakers Around the World at Virtual Ceremony

New York – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) announced the winners of their PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival. The awards ceremony, an annual event for the joint initiative, for the first time took place virtually. 

The 2020 winning videos were chosen from among hundreds of submissions from over 70 countries. Winners were selected for their coverage of migration, diversity, social inclusion, and xenophobia. 



IOM Launches Global Policy Network to Promote Ethical Recruitment

 

Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched today (3 December 2020) a Global Policy Network to promote ethical recruitment and the protection of migrant workers.



IOM Launches Global Policy Network to Promote Ethical Recruitment

Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched today (3 December 2020) a Global Policy Network to promote ethical recruitment and the protection of migrant workers.



Gavi and IOM Join Forces to Improve Immunization Coverage for Migrants

Geneva – Today, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen their collaboration on vaccination efforts and related health services for migrants and forcibly displaced persons across the world, both regarding routine immunizations as well as in response to outbreaks.



IOM Scales Up Response as Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras Face Consequences of Two Consecutive Hurricanes

San José, Costa Rica – With the support of its partners and donors, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has allocated USD 750,000 for humanitarian and early recovery actions in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. These funds will provide food, hygiene kits, cleaning supplies, and personal protective equipment for people affected by the hurricanes. IOM will continue to increase its support in coming days.



IOM Belize guarantees an orderly, safe and regular return of migrants

Belize City - On 11th and 13th November, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Belize organized two assisted returns to Panama and El Salvador. Under its humanitarian assistance program, the Assisted Voluntary Return Program for Belize, IOM helped 10 migrants (4 female, 3 male and 3 accompanied minors) to return to their countries of origin.