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Gavi and IOM Join Forces to Improve Immunization Coverage for Migrants

Geneva – Today, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen their collaboration on vaccination efforts and related health services for migrants and forcibly displaced persons across the world, both regarding routine immunizations as well as in response to outbreaks.



IOM Scales Up Response as Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras Face Consequences of Two Consecutive Hurricanes

San José, Costa Rica – With the support of its partners and donors, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has allocated USD 750,000 for humanitarian and early recovery actions in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. These funds will provide food, hygiene kits, cleaning supplies, and personal protective equipment for people affected by the hurricanes. IOM will continue to increase its support in coming days.



IOM Belize guarantees an orderly, safe and regular return of migrants

Belize City - On 11th and 13th November, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Belize organized two assisted returns to Panama and El Salvador. Under its humanitarian assistance program, the Assisted Voluntary Return Program for Belize, IOM helped 10 migrants (4 female, 3 male and 3 accompanied minors) to return to their countries of origin.   



IOM Responds to Eta's Aftermath in Central America: 2.5 Million People Affected

San José (Costa Rica) – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has joined the efforts of the United Nations System and other humanitarian and governmental actors to respond to Hurricane Eta, an emergency impacting 2.5 million people across Central America as authorities monitor a new storm emerging in the Caribbean.



IOM Belize assists families affected by Tropical Depression ETA

Belize City, Belize - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Belize, in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) made a donation of relief supplies for 100 families, including migrant families in western Belize, who were affected by the floods caused by Tropical Depression ETA. The donation was carried out as part of the Integrated Response on Migration (IRM) from Central America project.  



IOM Aids COVID-impacted communities on Haiti-Dominican Border and Worldwide

Pedernales – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is distributing more than 12,000 food kits to migrant and Dominican families in several provinces affected by the economic consequences of border closures due to COVID-19, part of a worldwide IOM effort to aid communities stranded or impoverished in border zones due to sharp declines in commerce and other cross-border activities.



Coronavirus Could Push More People to Move out of Necessity as Hunger Surges among Migrant and Displaced Communities Says New UN Report

Geneva/Rome – A new report has found global hunger and population displacement  – both already at record levels when COVID-19 struck – could surge as people on the move and those reliant on a dwindling flow of remittances desperately seek work to support their families. 



New Central American Campaigns Combat Misinformation about Migration

Kevin’s dreams of being discovered by international recruiters ready to open the door to football glory outside of his native Guatemala seemed to be coming true. But should he trust these men who are offering fame and fortune? 

In Costa Rica, Isabel, a Nicaraguan single mother wants to regularize her migration status but keeps being told that it is nearly impossible.  

Two very different real-life scenarios sharing a common challenge: the lack of clear, accessible information that allows them to make informed decisions. 



IOM supports Six Eastern Caribbean States to Address Climate-Induced Migration

Roseau, 16 October 2020 – On Wednesday 30 September 2020, over 40 government stakeholders from six islands in the Eastern Caribbean gathered at a virtual event to launch an initiative to support a “Regional Dialogue to Address Human Mobility and Climate Change Adaptation in the Eastern Caribbean”. They represented public servants in the areas of environment, immigration, statistics, agriculture and climate change.



PAHO and IOM Sign Agreement to Improve the Health of 70 Million Migrants in the Americas

Washington – More than 70 million migrants living across international borders in the Region of the Americas are set to benefit from a joint agreement signed today by Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and António Vitorino, Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).