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Geneva – IOM´s successful Tuberculosis (TB) control efforts have surpassed their targets, benefiting communities in countries of origin and destination for migrants around the world. IOM´s successful Tuberculosis (TB) control efforts have surpassed their targets, benefiting communities in countries of origin and destination for migrants around the world.



Empowering Communities, Strengthening Dominica’s Emergency Telecommunications Network

Dominica - On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, IOM Dominica provided 31 individuals with certificates in Novice Amateur Radio Operations and handed over one of 30 radio units to the Office of Disaster Management (ODM). The activities formed part of an emergency support project funded by The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID- OFDA).



ACP, EU, CMC, IOM Tackle Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling in the Caribbean

Georgetown – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and a major Caribbean counter-trafficking network yesterday (14/03) concluded three days of exchange in Guyana on countering the scourges of trafficking in human beings and migrant smuggling, which afflict a region where the number of girl victims of trafficking is among the highest globally.    



IOM’s 2019 Humanitarian Appeal for Syria: USD 207 Million as Conflict Enters Ninth Year

Geneva – The Syrian crisis, entering its ninth year this week, has displaced more than 11 million people. Further insecurity and continued displacement, as well as large-scale humanitarian and protection needs, are expected in the year ahead.  



IOM supports the government of Panama after the increase of migratory flows at the border

Panama- To respond to the significant increase in migratory flows on the southern border (around 700 people who arrived from Colombia), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) provides technical assistance to the joint operation carried out by the National Border Service (SENAFRONT), the National Service of Civil Protection (SINAPROC), the National Migration Service and the Institutional Protection Service (SPI).  IOM is also providing support through food donations.



Venezuelan Outflow Continues Unabated, Population Abroad Now Stands at 3.4 Million

 

Geneva – The number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela worldwide now stands at 3.4 million, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the International Organization for Migration, announced today. 

According to data from national immigration authorities and other sources, countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are hosting an estimated 2.7 million Venezuelans, while other regions account for the rest. 

On average, during 2018, an estimated 5,000 people left Venezuela every day in search of protection or a better life. 



United Nations Press Release in Panama - On the Increase of Migrant Flow

Panama - In response to reports of increased mixed flows and movements of people of different nationalities to Puerto Obaldía and nearby communities, the United Nations System in Panama recognizes the efforts of the Panamanian government to meet the humanitarian needs of migrants that arrive from Colombia, and invites the authorities to maintain these actions that enhance the country's commitment to human rights and international law.



IOM Monitors New Caravans of Central American Migrants in Mexico

Chiapas – A survey conducted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) between 25-30 January near the border crossing flanked by Tecún Umán (Guatemala) and Suchiate (Mexico) revealed that just over half (51.6%) of approximately 5,000 Central American migrants waiting at that border crossing to receive the humanitarian card of the Mexican government, only left their country as part of the ‘migrant caravans’.



United Nations Seeks USD 920 Million for Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis in 2019

Geneva – United Nations aid agencies and NGO partners launched today (15/02) the 2019 Joint Response Plan (JRP) for the Rohingya humanitarian crisis. The appeal seeks to raise USD 920 million to meet the massive needs of more than 900,000 refugees from Myanmar and over 330,000 vulnerable Bangladeshis in host communities.



Applications for 2019 UN Global Climate Action Awards Now Open

Bonn, Germany – Starting February 11, organizations, cities, industries, universities, governments, and others taking bold leadership on climate change can nominate their work for a UN Global Climate Action Award.

The award, the focus of United Nations Climate Change’s Momentum for Change initiative, recognizes the most innovative projects in the field of climate action.