San Salvador - As a follow-up to the activities implemented by the institutions and organizations members of theJoint Initiative on Health and Migration (INCOSAMI), the Third Technical Meeting of INCOSAMI will take place in the city of San Salvador, El Salvador. The topic this year will be Attention and Protection of Migrants and their Families’ Right to Health.
Joint EU-IOM-UNHCR Communique: International Solidarity Conference on the Venezuelan Refugee and Migrant Crisis
Joint Communique by the co-chairs António Vitorino, Federica Mogherini, Filippo Grandi
The International Solidarity Conference on the Venezuelan Refugee and Migrant Crisis held in Brussels on 28-29 October 2019 sent a strong message of support to the Venezuelan refugees and migrants as well as to their host countries and communities in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Matamoros – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized a charter flight for 126 migrants who expressed their decision to return voluntarily to their country of origin. Fifty-three family groups comprising 33 men, 29 women and 64 children flew on Wednesday (09/10) from the city of Matamoros (Tamaulipas, Mexico) to San Pedro Sula (Honduras).
Nassau – A month after the landing of Hurricane Dorian, IOM has launched a USD 10 million appeal as the funding requirement from September 2019 until April 2020 to enhance its support to the government of The Bahamas related to the recovery efforts. The death toll after the Category-5 storm has increased to 61 persons and over 600 are still missing.
Nassau – During the next weeks, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) will increase its support to survivors of Hurricane Dorian by managing shelters, providing essential household items to displaced families, supporting debris removal operations and deploying its Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) to provide accurate information on the needs of the affected population.
Preliminary Results of Migration Governance Profile of Belize Presented at Inter-Ministerial Consultation
Belize City – On Friday, September 13th, a draft version of the Belize Migration Governance Profile was presented at an Inter-Ministerial consultation to discuss the preliminary findings of the report. Fifteen representatives from ten government institutions linked to migration governance participated in the validation meeting, as well as the IOM Regional Director for Central and North America and the Caribbean, Mr. Marcelo Pisani.
Port au Prince – The Governments of the United States of America and Canada confirmed this week their continued financial support towards the International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s work in the deployment of the Haitian Border Police (POLIFRONT). The additional funding from both governments amount to a total of USD 4.7 million, allowing for the full deployment of POLIFRONT at all of Haiti’s official border crossing points.
Asunción – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has released the results of the first Flow Monitoring Survey about the Venezuelan population in Paraguay.
The survey, part of the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), was implemented through 111 interviews to identify the profile of Venezuelans in Paraguay, as well as needs and aspects of their trip, migratory and employment status, and possibilities to access to the health care system.
Nassau – Almost three weeks after Hurricane Dorian decimated Abaco and Grand Bahamas islands, almost 2,000 persons evacuated from these islands remain in shelters in New Providence, a few kilometres west of Nassau. Many more are temporarily accommodated with family and friends. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is exploring with the government of The Bahamas the implementation of a cloud-based system which can be used to facilitate shelter management and family reunification.
Panama City – The Panama Migration Governance Profile was just launched within the framework of a regional project being coordinated by the Panama Country Office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), “Supporting the Mesoamerican Countries towards the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. Twenty-five representatives from twelve government institutions linked to migration governance participated in the launch event.