Despite the challenges imposed due to COVID-19, the mission was able to push forward with its objective of providing support to the Government and people of Dominica. If nothing else, it encouraged us to be more creative in the way we work and engage with communities. As the number of cases rose on island, so did the concern for health and safety among team members.
In the first three months of 2020, IOM Dominica was committed to supporting the Government and people of Dominica in the prevention and response to COVID-19 and worked closely on migration and related issues.
In 2019, IOM Dominica continued its work with the Government and project partners to implement projects geared toward addressing some of the issues of migration in Dominica and the wider region. This newsletter details the achievements of IOM Dominica in key projects from October to December 2019.
Immediately after Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas between 1-2 September 2019, staff from the IOM Dominica Office joined the United Nations Emergency Response Team set up to assist the Government of Bahamas with relief and recovery.