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IOM projects in Central America, North America and the Caribbean often include robust documents on the work developed in its final phase. The Virtual Library gathers all the publications of the region, including research, manuals and guides, migratory profiles, migration governance profiles, guidelines, memories, among others. This way, resources are centralized to better understand the migratory phenomenon in this part of the continent.

 

The Tale of the Lion and the Coyote

The Tale of the Lion and the Coyote

20 / 06 / 2019

Illustrated children's book that recounts the migratory journey of the raggae band Talawa.

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Human mobility in the climate agenda of the Americas: Needs and Opportunities

Human mobility in the climate agenda of the Americas: Needs and Opportunities

20 / 06 / 2019

(Available only in Spanish) This publication seeks to determine the state of integration of references to mobility in climate frameworks, and identifies a series of opportunities to make concrete progress in this area.

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Emergency Shelter Management Manual for Shelter Managers and Coordinators in the Commonwealth of Dominica

Emergency Shelter Management Manual for Shelter Managers and Coordinators in the Commonwealth of Dominica

19 / 06 / 2019

The Emergency Shelter Management Manual for Shelter Managers and Coordinators in the Commonwealth of Dominica aims to:

- Promote an understanding of effective Emergency Shelter Management

- Provide clarity on structure, referrals, roles, and responsibilities

- Give guidance on best practice approaches and actions

- Provide practical tools and protocols to effectively plan, implement and monitor Emergency Shelters

The ultimate goal is that all actors involved in Emergency Shelter Management in Dominica are well equipped with the indispensable knowledge, skills and resources to manage emergency shelters successfully.

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DOWNLOAD Characteristics of the process for gathering and using administrative records on migration in Central Am...

Characteristics of the process for gathering and using administrative records on migration in Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean

23 / 04 / 2019

Evidence-based migration policies are a fundamental component of good migration governance. However, several recent studies and assessments review the multiple challenges to ensure the availability of up-to-date data and information and to understand the reality of migrations in the region.
Responding to this need, the International Organization for Migration developed the project under which this study is framed, which is financed through the IOM Development Fund. This project precisely seeks to promote collaboration among countries and contribute to the strengthening of their institutional capacities. The product of this collaboration will be the
creation of a Regional System of migratory statistics that provides the necessary information for the elaboration of national policies based on evidence.

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Counter-Smuggling Work Plan

Counter-Smuggling Work Plan

01 / 11 / 2018

The main objective of the Counter-Smuggling Work Plan of the Liaison Officer Network to Combat Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Persons from the Regional Conference on Migration is to guide and enhance regional cooperation to prevent and combat migrant smuggling, while protecting rights of smuggled migrants, in particular those victims of related crimes and in vulnerable situations.

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Strategy for the better preparation of migrant returnees in the United States to the State of Puebla

Strategy for the better preparation of migrant returnees in the United States to the State of Puebla

01 / 10 / 2018

(Only available in SPANISH) This Strategy, developed by IOM Mexico in coordination with the government of the state of Puebla through the IPAM and its representative offices in the United States, is a tool that promotes access to information for migrants living in the United States. This information seeks to promote that those people who are able to regularize or naturalize do so and contribute to those people who are at risk, have the need and/or interest to return to the state of Puebla after their stay in the neighboring country of North are better prepared to return and face their reintegration process.

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Migration in Jamaica: A Country Profile 2018

Migration in Jamaica: A Country Profile 2018

14 / 06 / 2018

The recent Migration Profile for Jamaica shows that emigration continues to be greatly in excess of immigration. The overall trend of decreasing numbers of permanent emigrants to the three traditional and still major destinations –United States, United Kingdom and Canada – continued but numbers trended downwards from around 29,000 in 2006 to less than 23,000 in 2015.

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Guide for the repatriation of Costa Ricans abroad

Guide for the repatriation of Costa Ricans abroad

06 / 06 / 2018

(Only available in SPANISH) The preparation of this guide has been motivated by the interest of the Directorate of Integration and Human Development (DIDH) of the General Directorate of Migration and Foreigners (DGME) of Costa Rica to have an agile instrument to guide the consular staff of the country, in the reference, assistance and repatriation of Costa Rican people who are in other countries of the world and who require support for their return to the country.

 

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Consular Assistance Protocol for Mexican Victims of Trafficking Abroad

Consular Assistance Protocol for Mexican Victims of Trafficking Abroad

09 / 05 / 2018

The main objective of this Protocol is to provide effective tools that allow consular staff to identify and provide comprehensive assistance to potential Mexican victims of trafficking who assist consular representations. It aims to standardize the actions of the officials of the consular protection areas in order to achieve adherence to international human rights standards and avoid revictimization.

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Central and North America: Migration and displacement in the context of disasters and environmental change

Central and North America: Migration and displacement in the context of disasters and environmental change

15 / 03 / 2018

This paper aims to brief policymakers on the nexus of migration, displacement, disasters and environmental change in Central and North America, as well as on normative and policy responses, specifically focusing on cross-border movements within the region.

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Going Back Home Manual. A guide that will help you plan a better return to Mexico

Going Back Home Manual. A guide that will help you plan a better return to Mexico

03 / 03 / 2018

(Only available in SPANISH) The idea of returning is present in the minds of many of the migrants during their stay in the United States. For some it becomes reality and for many others it is postponed indefinitely. For the government of the state of Puebla, the well-being of migrants is important, wherever they choose to live. This is why this booklet has been developed with information that can be useful for people either during their stay in the United States or after returning to Mexico.

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Directorio institucional de Asistencia a Personas Migrantes en México 2018

Institutional Directory for Migrant Assistance in Mexico 2018

15 / 02 / 2018

(Only available in SPANISH) This directory details the agencies and services available to assist migrants in Mexico.

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Directory of Homes and Shelters for Migrants 2018

Directory of Homes and Shelters for Migrants 2018

15 / 02 / 2018

(Available only in SPANISH) This directory lists the houses and shelters available to assist migrants in Mexico.

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World Migration Report 2018

01 / 01 / 2018

Since 2000, IOM has been producing world migration reports. This World Migration Report 2018, the ninth in the world migration report series, has been produced to contribute to increased understanding of migration throughout the world. It presents key data and information on migration as well as thematic chapters on highly topical migration issues, and is structured to focus on two key contributions for readers: Part I: key information on migration and migrants (including migration-related statistics); and Part II: balanced, evidence-based analysis of complex and emerging migration issues.

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Migration and the 2030 Agenda - A Guide for Practitioners

01 / 01 / 2018

IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. As an international organization, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to: assist in meeting the operational challenges of migration; advance understanding of migration issues; encourage social and economic development through migration; and uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants. 

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