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.
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.
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.
Geneva/Rome – A new report has found global hunger and population displacement – both already at record levels when COVID-19 struck – could surge as people on the move and those reliant on a dwindling flow of remittances desperately seek work to support their families.