Mexico City- Representatives of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM), composed of the governments of Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and the United States of America, met on 4 and 5 June for a follow-up workshop to the 2019-2025 Work Plan on Migrant Smuggling, prepared jointly and approved by vice ministers in 2018.
Caribbean governments exchange experiences managing migrant and refugee flows in conjunction with IOM and UNHCR
The Caribbean region faces an increasingly complex mixed migration phenomenon including asylum seekers, refugees, stateless people, and vulnerable migrants. It is a region of destination and transit for thousands of people, including people needing international protection, each year. To mark World Refugee Day, on June 20 the Caribbean Migration Consultations (CMC), in coordination with representatives from IOM and UNHCR, presented a webinar to work directly with Caribbean governments to discuss effective systems for protecting refugees.
Berlin – A new report from the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) highlights the need for better data on migrant deaths and disappearances, particul
IOM launches illustrated book "The Tale of the Lion and the Coyote" to educate on risks of irregular migration
San José, Costa Rica. "Talawa" is the name of a Costa Rican reggae band made up of six musicians, who in 2016 were deceived by a "coyote" who promised them money, fame, and success in the United States.
Roseau, 20 June 2019 – As part of national efforts to build awareness of risks and procedures during emergencies, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has partnered with the Waitukubuli Artists Association (WAA) to share disaster preparedness messages with the public.
Curacao – More than 80 Venezuelans have died or disappeared in the Caribbean Sea the past two months in three shipwrecks reported by NTN24 and other media outlets and confirmed by the Venezuelan authorities. The first boat capsized on 23 April and the second on 16 May, both heading towards Trinidad and Tobago, and an estimated 51 to 67 Venezuelan refugees and migrants disappeared in these disasters.
Joint message by the Members of the UN Network on Migration on the occasion of the International Day of Family Remittances
On the occasion of the International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR), proclaimed by the General Assembly in June 2018, the United Nations Migration Network (UNMN) joins the global community in recognizing the crucial contribution of migrant workers and their families to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Emergency Shelter Coordination in Dominica to benefit from national “Emergency Shelter Management Manual” for the first time
Roseau– More than 20 District Development Officers and Assistants and Emergency Shelter Managers from across the island gathered at the Office of Disaster Management in Jimmit on Thursday morning, 13 June 2019.
Port of Spain – The growing frequency and intensity of tropical storms and other natural disasters have pushed Caribbean countries to prioritise their response planning. Tackling the challenges of human mobility in the context of disasters and climate change in the region has become a top concern.
Roseau – More than 200 community members in Dominica received emergency preparedness training from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), on the eve of start of the Atlantic hurricane season. The training activities include topics such as first aid, fire safety, community emergency response training (CERT), gender-based violence, psychosocial support and emergency shelter management.