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Central American Immigration Directorates, IOM Discuss Migration Management

03 / 06 / 2016

Costa Rica - The 42nd session of the Central American Commission of Heads of Migration Directorates (OCAM) will close today, following a discussion of the challenges posed by increasing human mobility in the region.

The most important issue on the meeting agenda was the flows of Cuban, African and Asian migrants transiting through Central America, mainly on their way to the United States. Other topics discussed were the coordination of migration policies among countries in the region and the exchange of information.



Migrant Assistance Centre Opens in Chiapas on Mexico-Guatemala Border

27 / 05 / 2016

Mexico - On Wednesday (25/05) an Assistance Center for Migrants and Refugees was opened in the municipality of Motozintla in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. The facility will provide direct support to migrants and refugees in vulnerable situations, both those in transit and newcomers who have decided to settle in Motozintla.



IOM Assists 7,000 Victims of Human Trafficking Globally in 2015

23 / 05 / 2016

Switzerland - Nearly 7,000 victims of trafficking were assisted by IOM in 115 countries during 2015. The victim assistance caseload, which is the largest in the world, increased by approximately 9 percent compared to the previous year.



On the International Day against Homophobia, IOM initiates workshops on migration and the LGBTI population

17 / 05 / 2016

Today, May 17, the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), IOM is initiating two workshops in Tapachula, Mexico (on the border with Guatemala) to train public servants and members of civil society organizations on the integral protection of LGBTI rights within migrant and refugee populations.



IOM Tracks Families Displaced by Ecuador Earthquake, Identifies Humanitarian Needs

11 / 05 / 2016

Ecuador - IOM, through its Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) and in close coordination with the Government of Ecuador, has released the first findings of the main needs and vulnerabilities currently faced b



IOM Builds Capacity to Combat Human Trafficking in Trinidad and Tobago

29 / 04 / 2016

Trinidad and Tobago- IOM yesterday (28/4) opened a two-day countering trafficking workshop for representatives of Trinidad and Tobago government agencies. The training was organized in close partnership with the Division of Health and Social Services of the Tobago House of Assembly and the Counter Trafficking Unit of the Ministry of National Security.



IOM Releases USD 100,000 from Emergency Fund for Ecuador Earthquake Victims

19 / 04 / 2016

Ecuador- IOM Director General William Lacy Swing has approved the release of USD 100,000 from IOM’s Migration Emergency Funding Mechanism (MEFM) to kick-start activities to help people affected by the earthquake that struck Ecuador’s Pacific coast over the weekend.



Migrants Must not be Left out of Efforts to End Tuberculosis

24 / 03 / 2016

Switzerland- The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is marking this year’s World TB Day by highlighting the critical importance of engaging in productive multi-sectoral partnerships to promote the health and well-being of migrants and mobile populations around the world, and help eliminate tuberculosis (TB).



IOM Strengthens Capacities to Fight Trafficking in Persons in the Caribbean

21 / 07 / 2015

Jamaica - IOM has brought together key stakeholders from five Caribbean territories at a two-day workshop in Belize in an effort to strengthen coordination to counter trafficking in persons in the Caribbean.

Government representatives charged with leading their country’s counter trafficking efforts from Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Belize, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago gather in Belize City this week (16-17/03) to discuss best practices as well as to explore areas of collaboration and cooperation.