Communities and migrants: How to respond to the Coronavirus?

Communities and migrants: How to respond to the Coronavirus?

14 / 03 / 2020 | Migration and Health | Guest Contributor


What is a coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses, some of which only affect animals whilst others can also cause illness in humans. The most recently discovered coronavirus, COVID-19, causes coronavirus disease, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus, which became known in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.

3 Factors that help to fight for #XenophobiaZero

12 / 03 / 2020 | Communication & Migration | Marcelo Pisani

Central America is one of the most dynamic migratory corridors in the world. Migrants that come from as far away as Africa and Asia pass through this region; from countries in neighboring regions such as Haiti, Cuba and Venezuela; migrants who leave the countries of northern Central America and Mexico seeking to enter the United States; Nicaraguans who arrive in Costa Rica and Ngäbe Bugle Indians who move from Panama, many of whom go to work in the coffee harvest and then return to their regions of origin.

How to create an effective communication campaign on migration

10 / 03 / 2020 | Communication & Migration | Tatiana Chacón Salazar

The world is full of communication campaigns, each competing for the attention of a particular audience and hoping to increase people's understanding and awareness of a topic. However, the creation of these campaigns usually follows institutional and one-dimensional communication lines that rarely incorporate real impact measurement mechanisms.

10 initiatives against xenophobia

18 / 02 / 2020 | Communication & Migration | Jacinta Astles

To combat xenophobia, we must innovate and collaborate. IOM has implemented a number of successful initiatives to combat xenophobia in the region, particularly through Community Outreach and Communication Campaigns. Community outreach projects involve the creation of events and activities that strengthen bonds between migrants and host communities. Our communication campaigns have a wider reach but are also interactive; we collaborate with migrants to share their stories on our platforms. The list below outlines some of the initiatives carried out:

Desafíos y respuestas para las transversalización del enfoque de género en las políticas migratorias a nivel regional

Challenges and responses for mainstreaming a gender approach in migration policies at the regional level

11 / 02 / 2020 | Immigration and Border Management | Guest Contributor

We know that a significant number of women cross borders every day for different reasons: poverty, lack of opportunities, environmental risk, natural disasters, persecution, gender-based violence and other reasons that affect their well-being or that of their families.