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IOM Offers Real-Time Information for People Displaced by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas

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 launches new Migration Governance Profile

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. 



In Bahamas Recovery, IOM Takes Lead on Shelter Coordination

Nassau – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has taken the lead, alongside the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), to assist the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Renewal with shelter coordination and management.   



IOM Steps Up Response in the Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian Devastation

Nassau – As search and rescue operations continue in Abaco and Grand Bahama, islands in the Bahamas devastated last week by Hurricane Dorian, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is moving quickly to mobilise resources to assist rehabilitation efforts. Yesterday (09/09), IOM started the distribution of 1,000 tarpaulin coats in Marsh Harbour – the largest urban centre in Abaco.  The tarps will be used as a temporary fix for roofs torn by the violent Category 5 storm.



IOM Strengthens Government Capacities for Comprehensive Care of Migrant Children in México, Whose Numbers Have More Than Doubled

México City  México’s National Migration Institute (INM) reports a 131 per cent increase in the first half of 2019 in the number of migrant children and adolescents in the country, compared with the same period last year.



IOM to Provide Temporary Roofing Solutions for Houses Affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas

Nassau – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is providing 1,000 tarpaulins to replace roofs stripped from homes on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama by Hurricane Dorian this week. 



Grenada hosts the first regional dialogue on diaspora engagement in the Caribbean

5 September 2019. Grenada. This week (5-6/9), the Office of Diaspora Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Grenada, with the support of IOM, hosts a consultation aimed at initiating dialogue and exploring new opportunities, challenges, lessons learnt, and best practices on how proactive diaspora engagement can contribute to the development of Caribbean countries.



Grenada hosts the first regional dialogue on diaspora engagement in the Caribbean

Grenada -This week (5-6/9), the Office of Diaspora Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Grenada, with the support of IOM, hosts a consultation aimed at initiating dialogue and exploring new opportunities, challenges, lessons learnt, and best practices on how proactive diaspora engagement can contribute to the development of Caribbean countries.



IOM Begins Response to Hurricane Dorian Damage in the Bahamas

Geneva — The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday (03/09) began assessing damage from Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 storm that has damaged more than 13,000 houses across several island groups, especially the Bahamas. Some 30,000 persons are believed affected on the two islands most heavily impacted.   



Situation of Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants Needs Greater Global Attention

Statement by Eduardo Stein, Joint UNHCR-IOM Special Representative for Venezuelan refugees and migrants