The needs of refugees and migrants worldwide have never been greater and the US resettlement program is one of the most important in the world.
The longstanding policy has offered a double win: first by rescuing some of the most vulnerable people in the world and second by enabling them to enrich their new societies. The contribution of refugees and migrants to their new homes worldwide has been overwhelmingly positive.
The UN Agency for Migration (IOM) reiterated its commitment to support the strengthening of the Government of El Salvador's capacities through technical and financial assistance for the publication of the Comprehensive Care Plan for Migrant children and adolescents Returned to their family environment, from a Human Rights, Gender and Inclusion perspective.
In order to raise awareness of the risks of irregular migration through art, the UN Agency for Migration (IOM) supported the SIVAR Network in the development of the mural Migrar no es un juego de saltos, in coordination with the SolucionES Project.
The UN Agency for Migration (IOM) launched the First Global Film Festival on Migration to which the missions of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras joined in order to celebrate the diversity and remarkable contributions that mobile populations provide to both their communities of origin and to the countries where they now live.
In order to make the situation of vulnerability in thousands of migrant women from Central America visible, the UN Agency for Migration (IOM) presented in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras the report Risk factors and care needs for migrant women in Central America.
The UN Agency for Migration (IOM) accompanied Salvadoran youth to celebrate the rights of mobile populations, while promoting the inclusion of returnees with educational dynamics and the hashtag #YoNoDiscrimino, in the Generation Now Festival (GenNow Fest) 2016.
The Director General of the UN Migration Agency (IOM), Ambassador William Lacy Swing, made an official visit to the Centre for the Assistance to Migrant Children and Families Bethlehem, to assess the progress made in the strengthening of the capacities to assist the most vulnerable Honduran population.
IOM trained representatives of the Honduran Consular Network in Mexico about the mechanisms to identify and assist mobile populations in vulnerable situations.
The workshop, named The role of Honduran consulates in protecting migrants in Mexico, had the aim of optimizing services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (SRECI), offers to Hondurans who live or pass through to the country, particularly those who are at major risk of having their rights violated.
IOM participated, for the second year in a row, as judge at the X Debate Tournament and the II Inter-Scholar Oratory Tournament, organized by Glasswing International, dedicated to migration, to raise awareness of the risks of irregular migration and simultaneously to support the fulfillment of the right of participation of adolescents in El Salvador and Honduras.
The UN Agency for Migration (IOM), together with the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, launched the campaign Mi Comunidad en Movimiento with the aim of contributing to overcome the stigma associated with migrants, with special attention to vulnerable groups such as women; children and adolescents, indigenous people and communities sex-gender diverse.