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Safety of Afghans and Humanitarian Access Must be Top Priorities

17 / 08 / 2021

Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been following with great concern the developments in Afghanistan and the grave consequences for displaced people and civilians needing humanitarian assistance, in a country already severely affected by years of conflict and drought.   



Japan funds emergency shelters for displaced families in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

23 / 07 / 2021

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) will provide emergency shelter assistance to 280 displaced families affected by the La Soufrière volcanic eruption in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. This response is funded by a US$ 850K Emergency Grant Aid provided by the Government of Japan.  



IOM launches Stop Human Trafficking Art Competition in Jamaica

21 / 07 / 2021

Art in all its various forms has always effectively captured the most authentic expressions and experiences of human life, the realities of Trafficking in Persons being no exception. IOM Jamaica has launched a visual and performing arts competition titled ‘Artworks for Freedom: Stop Human Trafficking Art Competition,’ under the Multi Country Border Security project (MCBSP) which is being implemented in Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominica Republic, with funding from the European Union.



The Regional Conference on Migration Launches Training Program for its Member Countries on Protection and Assistance to Vulnerable Migrants

01 / 07 / 2021

In 2021, the number of people seeking refuge in Mexico has increased exponentially. In fact, the total number of applications for 2020 (around 41,000) had already been surpassed by May. In this month alone, 9,327 applications were received, the highest number registered by Mexico’s Commission for Refugee Assistance. In this context, it is essential to have tools that adapt to new needs and allow the protection of vulnerable migrants.



Preparation Underway for Regional Dialogue on Human Mobility & Climate Change

01 / 03 / 2021

Roseau, 28 February 2021 – Environmental migration and the increasing importance of understanding how people move after disasters such as hurricanes, landslides, storms, floods, droughts and coastal erosion, will be the subject of upcoming national workshops over the next few weeks in five independent OECS member states.



Migrant smuggling in Mexico and Central America was never "quarantined" during 2020, says IOM study.

24 / 02 / 2021

San José - A recent study by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Central America and Mexico analyzed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the migration flows involving migrant smugglers. The main findings indicate that smuggling has continued to happen, even though flows have diminished since the beginning of 2020.



IOM distributes 160 tablets to address digital learning gap amid COVID-19

23 / 02 / 2021

PORT-OF-SPAIN, TRINIDAD: The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in partnership with its nonprofit partner, USA for IOM, and Citi Trinidad & Tobago, distributed 160 electronic tablets to primary schools and other organisations on February 10 and 11. This handover of electronic tablets to the Office of Law Enforcement Policy, Ministry of National Security, primary schools and non-governmental organizations was part of an initiative to narrow the digital learning gap created by the COVID-19 pandemic.



Migrants Play Key Role in Disaster Response, IOM Explores Diaspora’s Engagement in Humanitarian Assistance

05 / 02 / 2021

Washington, DC – Many people, when they consider the contributions of migrants to their countries of origin, think first of remittance flows —the billions of dollars travelling annually between high income, “developed” destination countries to lower income regions in the Global South. 



IOM Welcomes President Joe Biden’s Executive Actions on Migration

04 / 02 / 2021

 

Washington – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) applauds President Joe Biden’s plans to address the drivers of migration and advance safe, orderly and regular migration in the region. These steps will provide a framework to expand refugee resettlement, asylum and protection mechanisms in North and Central America. The administration also outlined its commitment to address the root causes of irregular migration and displacement, explore humane options for vulnerable populations and enhance regular pathways for migration to the United States.