Return and Reintegration

In a distant country, Erick daydreams - #MigrantsDay

Story based on the testimony of Erick Galeas, a returnee.

The outbound journey

The heat was suffocating, as if the breaths of fresh air had forgotten that point in the world, where an immense dryness permeated every corner. The ground burned, the sun gave no truce. And this was no small matter: Erick hated the heat, which only made him feel tired and weak.

Returning to the smell of my home cooking - #MigrantsDay

Story based on the testimony of Sandra Flores, a returnee.

How have Assisted Voluntary Returns changed in Central America during the Pandemic?

Since 1979, the IOM has supported some 1.3 million migrants across the world through its Assisted Voluntary Return Programme (AVR). The program focuses on migrants who wish to return to their country of origin but without the means to do so. Persons from the migrant population that can access this program include: rejected asylum seekers applicants, victims of human trafficking, stranded migrants, and other vulnerable groups such as unaccompanied minors, among others.

General housing characteristics of migrant children and adolescents who returned to Honduras 2016

From November 2015 to March 2016, IOM implemented a Survey of Human Mobility Homes in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras with the aim of achieving a better understanding of the migrant population, and their families, to serve as support for humanitarian management, with special emphasis on children and returned unaccompanied migrant adolescents. This report details the findings relating to housing.

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General housing characteristics of migrant children and adolescents who returned to Guatemala 2016

From November 2015 to March 2016, IOM implemented a Survey of Human Mobility Homes in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras with the aim of achieving a better understanding of the migrant population, and their families, to serve as support for humanitarian management, with special emphasis on children and returned unaccompanied migrant adolescents. This report details the findings relating to housing.

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General housing characteristics of migrant children and adolescents who returned to El Salvador 2016

From November 2015 to March 2016, IOM implemented a Survey of Human Mobility Homes in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras with the aim of achieving a better understanding of the migrant population, and their families, to serve as support for humanitarian management, with special emphasis on children and returned unaccompanied migrant adolescents. This report details the findings relating to housing.

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Survey of Unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents who returned to Guatemala 2016

From November 2015 to March 2016, IOM implemented a Survey of Human Mobility Homes in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras with the aim of achieving a better understanding of the migrant population, and their families, to serve as support for humanitarian management, with special emphasis on children and returned unaccompanied migrant adolescents.

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Survey on Migration and Child Labour in Guatemala 2017

In Guatemala, IOM coordinates efforts with different institutions, including the Presidency's Secretariat of Social Welfare (SBS). From May to October 2017, in conjunction with SBS, the IOM implemented the Survey of Human Mobility Homes in Guatemala, with the aim of generating information on returned unaccompanied migrant children and their families, to serve as support to humanitarian management and knowledge-based decision making.

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