Reports

DTM: Venezuelans’ Vulnerability to Exploitation, Trafficking and Discrimination in Central America and the Caribbean

Outflows from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela intensified in the past two years. It is now estimated that the number of Venezuelan nationals worldwide reached over three million. Most of them are hosted in countries from Latin America and the Caribbean. This situation report seeks to contribute to the knowledge on some of the protection risks that Venezuelans are exposed to, once they leave their country.


Migration Trends in Central America, North America and the Caribbean (June 2019)

Data on migrants from the region, extraregional migrants from Africa and Asia and migratory trends including displacement due to disasters and conflicts.


Sitrep - Assisted Voluntary Return Program (May 3, 2019)

Available only in Spanish

IOM’s Assisted Voluntary Return Program aims to achieve the voluntary, orderly and humane return of migrants who can not or do not want to stay in their countries of transit or destination and wish to return voluntarily to their country of origin.
Since November 4th, 2018, IOM has provided voluntary return assistance to 1393 people, 65 of which are unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents.

 


Sitrep - Assisted Voluntary Return Program (May 10, 2019)

IOM’s Assisted Voluntary Return Program aims to achieve the voluntary, orderly and humane return of migrants who can not or do not want to stay in their countries of transit or destination and wish to return voluntarily to their country of origin.

Since November 4th, 2018, IOM has provided voluntary return assistance to 1406 people, 66 of which are unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents.


Sitrep - Assisted Voluntary Return Program (March 28, 2019)

IOM’s Assisted Voluntary Return Program aims to achieve the voluntary, orderly and humane return of migrants who can not or do not want to stay in their countries of transit or destination and wish to return voluntarily to their country of origin. Since November 4th 2018, IOM has provided voluntary return assistance to 1280 people, 52 of which are unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents.


Sitrep - Assisted Voluntary Return Program (March 14, 2019)

IOM’s Assisted Voluntary Return Program aims to achieve the voluntary, orderly and humane return of migrants who can not or do not want to stay in their countries of transit or destination and wish to return voluntarily to their country of origin. Since November 4th, 2018, IOM has provided voluntary return assistance to 1238 people, 52 of which are unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents.


Inter-agency Response - Migrant caravans (February 28, 2019)

Between January and February 2019, over 15,000 humanitarian visitor cards had been delivered. To the end of February, 7,941 people had sought asylum. The Mexican government has informed people can request information on applications for Humanitarian Visitor Cards at the Mexican embassies in their countries of origin. Shelters at Tecun Uman (Guatemala) and El Palillo (Mexico) have now been dismantled.

In light of these mixed movements of asylum-seekers and migrants, the United Nations system and partners in the field have been deploying teams to the borders to support governments in the countries of origin, transit and destination in responding to the specific needs of these groups, according to the respective mandates.


Sitrep - Assisted Voluntary Return Program (February 22, 2019)

IOM’s Assisted Voluntary Return Program aims to achieve the voluntary, orderly and humane return of migrants who cannot or do not want to stay in their countries of transit or destination and wish to return voluntarily to their country of origin. Since November 4th, 2018, IOM has provided voluntary return assistance to 1079 people, 48 of which are unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents.


Flow Monitoring Survey at Suchiate, Chiapas (January 25-30, 2019)

As part of the activities of IOM Regional Program on Migration in Mexico, a flow monitoring survey has been implemented in the southern border region of the country, specifically in the State of Chiapas on the border with Guatemala. The survey was conducted in the context of the emergence of migratory movements known as Caravans of Central American Migrants. These caravans are characterized, by the migration of people mainly from countries of North Central America towards the North America.


Situation report on trafficking in persons in Nicaragua (February 2019)

(Available only in SPANISH) Information in summary form on the incidence of the crime of trafficking in persons in Nicaragua; from the findings of:
• National Report on the Fight against Trafficking in Persons (GRUN, January - December 2018)
• Official data on "Actions of the State of Nicaragua against trafficking in persons, from January 2014 to December 2017" (19 Digital, October 27, 2018)
• Community diagnosis of trafficking in persons and irregular migration, carried out at the beginning of 2018 in the department of Chinandega (IOM February - March 2018).
• The results of the Displacement Monitoring Matrix (DTM) (OIM July - September 2018), on factors associated with IOM, human trafficking in Chinandega, San Carlos, El Castillo, Rivas, Estelí, Granada and Managua


Sitrep - Assisted Voluntary Return Program (January 31, 2019)

IOM’s voluntary assisted return program aims to achieve the voluntary, orderly and humane return of migrants who cannot or do not want to stay in their countries of transit or destination and wish to return voluntarily to their country of origin. Since November 4th, 2018, IOM has provided voluntary return assistance to 726 people, 42 of which are unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents.

 

 


Inter-agency Response - Migrant caravans (January 30, 2019)

As a result of the mass arrivals from Central America, the Mexican Government began implementation on a pilot basis of a new entry procedure at the border in Ciudad Hidalgo under its new immigration policy. Under the new policy, the Government commits to a migratory regime based on human rights. Although many of the details of the policy remain to be defined, it is expected to have significant impact on the large movements of people from the NCA. 

In light of these mixed movements of asylum-seekers and migrants, the United Nations system and partners in the field have been deploying teams to the borders to support governments in the countries of origin, transit and destination in responding to the specific needs of these groups, according to the respective mandates.


Sitrep - Assisted Voluntary Return Program (January 18, 2019)

IOM’s voluntary assisted return program aims to achieve the voluntary, orderly and humane return of migrants who cannot or do not want to stay in their countries of transit or destination and wish to return voluntarily to their country of origin. Since November 4th, 2018, IOM has provided voluntary return assistance to 627 people, 38 of which are unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents.


Flow Monitoring Survey at Tijuana, Baja California (December 20 and 21, 2018)

On December 20 and 21 of 2018, IOM applied surveys at the El Barretal shelter and the Benito Juárez sports complex located in Tijuana, Baja California, on the northern border of Mexico. IOM established these two monitoring points due to the confluence of migrants who formed part of the Caravan of Central American Migrants, which headed to the north in the months of October and November of 2018.


Inter-agency response to the Central American Caravans - (January 17, 2019)

In light of the new caravans composed by asylum-seekers and migrants, the United Nations system and partners in the field have been deploying teams to the borders to support governments in the countries of origin, transit and destination in responding to the specific needs of these groups, according to the respective mandates.