IOM PROMOTES MIGRANTS RIGHTS AND REINTEGRATION IN HONDURAS


Date Publish: 
Saturday, August 26, 2017

IOM participated in the Mi Norte Está Aqui fair, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (SRECI) of Honduras.

The activity, which took place in Tegucigalpa's Central Park on August 15th and in Las Palmas Park in San Pedro Sula on the 26th, served to raise awareness of the rights of mobile populations and the risks of irregular migration from a preventive approach. In both cities, IOM provided information and educational material on the rights of children and adolescents as well as other vulnerable migrant groups such as women, LGBTI groups and indigenous people.

This fair was held within the framework of the Migrant Month, during which activities are carried out throughout Honduras for 30 days to raise awareness of the dangers associated with irregular migration.

In this regard, IOM has also provided assistance to SRECI by giving the necessary materials to develop the Entrepreneurship Workshop for Returned Migrants. Through this, 20 returnees were trained in the elaboration of piñatas, disinfectants, lotions and creams so that they can sell these products in their communities of origin and develop an economic activity that contributes to their reintegration into the country.

IOM's participation in these activities took place within the framework of the Strengthening Capacities to Protect and Assist Vulnerable Migrants in Mesoamerica, funded by the US' StateDepartment; of the Return and Reintegration project, executed by IOM in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras with the support of USAID;  and the Program for the Prevention of Crime Related to Irregular Migration in Mesoamerica, jointly implemented by IOM, UNHCR and OAS, sponsored by the European Union.

For more information, please contact OIM Honduras, Ismael Cruceta (icruceta@iom.int) or IOM El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, Alba Miriam Amaya (aamaya@iom.int).