News

IOM, USAID to Provide 6,000 Scholarships for Young Salvadorans

19 / 11 / 2021

Zacatecoluca - More than 6,000 young Salvadorans will benefit from scholarships covering tuition and monthly fees, transportation subsidies, school supplies, support for skills development, job training, and formal employment possibilities through the Educational Opportunity Scholarships project launched last Wednesday November 17.

These incentives for young people to continue their studies will be channeled through the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology within its Gradual Educational Model for Technical and Technological Learning (MEGATEC) framework.



Joint Statement of the United Nations System in the Dominican Republic

16 / 11 / 2021

The United Nations System in the Dominican Republic is aware of the complex situation in Haiti, its potential impact on its neighbor, and the concerns of Dominican society in the face of the worsening crisis. 

It also recognizes the will and actions of the Dominican government to mobilize and request the international community's support to the Haitian authorities and people in the search for solutions and a response to the humanitarian, security, and development dimensions of the crisis.



IOM Welcomes U.S. Government Efforts to End Migrant Protection Protocols, Warns of Risks if Temporarily Reinstated.

02 / 11 / 2021

Mexico City – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) welcomes the decision of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to terminate the Migrant Protection Protocols as soon as practical  as a step in the right direction.                                                             



IOM Appeals for USD 74.7 M to Provide Humanitarian Assistance for Highly Vulnerable Migrants Transiting Americas 

22 / 10 / 2021

San José / Buenos Aires - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is appealing for USD 74.7 million to respond to the humanitarian needs of the growing number of vulnerable migrants moving from the Caribbean and South America and then crossing through Central America towards Mexico and the United States.



UN Agencies regret the death of persons on the move in Latin America, and stand ready to accompany a coordinated regional response

15 / 10 / 2021

UN Agencies deeply regret the shipwreck in Acandí, Colombia, on October 11 of a vessel carrying around 30 people headed to Panama. Colombian authorities reported that three people lost their lives in the tragedy and another six, including three children, are missing.



More Than 91,000 Migrants Have Crossed Darien Gap on Way to North America This Year

08 / 10 / 2021

More than 91,300 migrants, mostly Haitians, have trekked through the perilous Darien Gap jungle to Panama from Colombia this year hoping to reach the United States, Canada or Mexico, according to Panama's National Migration Service (SNM). The figure for the first nine months triples the previous record of 30,000 on the same route during all of 2016. 



UN Agencies Call for Protection Measures and a Comprehensive Regional Approach for Haitians on the Move

30 / 09 / 2021

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) call on states to refrain from expelling Haitians without proper assessment of their individual protection needs, to uphold the fundamental human rights of Haitians on the move, and to offer protection mechanisms or other legal stay arrangements for more effective access to regular migration pathways. 



Japan Provides USD 900,000 to Support IOM’s Earthquake Response Efforts in Haiti

24 / 09 / 2021

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan has allocated USD 900,000 through an Emergency Grant Aid to support the International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s earthquake response efforts in Haiti.

The 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on 14 August has led to the death of 2,248 people and injury of an additional 12,763. A total of 53,815 buildings were destroyed and 83,770 were damaged, affecting over 800,000 people.



EU, IOM donate high-level tools to the Jamaica constabulary force to improve human trafficking investigations

14 / 09 / 2021

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with the European Union (EU), on Wednesday, 8 September 2021, handed over vital investigative equipment to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), to bolster human trafficking investigations. The event was held at the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigative Branch (C-TOC), downtown Kingston.



IOM Supports First Response to Earthquake in Haiti

17 / 08 / 2021

As Haiti struggles to cope in the aftermath of a deadly weekend earthquake, the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) relief efforts to support national authorities are now also focusing on finding safe buildings where thousands of displaced residents can shelter from an approaching storm likely to cause flash flooding and mudslides.