The UN Summit on Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants, which took place on Monday (19/09) in New York, created a singular opportunity for the global community to forge a greater consensus on managing the world’s movements of migrants and refugees. This mega-trend of the 21st Century now represents unprecedented human mobility, with one of every seven people worldwide living or working somewhere other than their place of birth.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) joined the activities of Migrants’ Week, led by the Universidad Tecnológica de El Salvador (UTEC), to address the challenges of Salvadoran society in the new migration scenarios.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) promoted the rights of migrant children and adolescents, while warning of the risks of irregular migration with the InformArte en Movimiento campaign, at JUVENTOUR 2016.
Fulfilling its mandate to provide assistance to the most vulnerable populations, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) presented a donation to the Casa del Migrante de Ocotepeque, the only shelter that supports hundreds of migrants in transit from countries such as Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and to a lesser case, extra-regional migrants.
In order to contribute to the application of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, IOM and the Association of Municipalities of Honduras (AMHON) signed today a letter of understanding to strengthen the capacities of local actors in the care and reintegration of migrant children and adolescents that have been returned to the municipalities of Catacamas, El Progreso and San Pedro Sula.
The cooperation agreement was signed by the Executive Chairman of the AMHON, Nery Cerrato, and IOM’s Chief of Mission to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, Jorge Peraza Breedy.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) continued betting on the institutional strengthening for migration management in Honduras with the donation of technological equipment that will contribute to make migration more orderly and safe.
IOM opened the debate on shared responsibility in migration management during the Symposium on Migration, Return and Reintegration Co-Responsibility, held today in Tegucigalpa, with the aim to promote initiatives focused on preventing irregular migration, and the migrants’ rights and inclusion in their communities of origin.
The event sought the commitment of States to effectively promote the wellbeing and rights of mobile populations. This meeting had the collaboration of the Mexican Embassy, and the Honduran Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (SRECI).
IOM held in San Salvador a workshop on the risks that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex people (LGBTI) face when migrating irregularly, with special emphasis on the vulnerability to human trafficking that this population has. In the workshop, the main strategies for protection and assistance to the migrant LGBTI population were analysed.
More than three thousand families, from 170 Guatemalan municipalities, will be interviewed through the National Survey on Migration and Remittances 2016, executed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in order to get the profile of the migrants abroad; the characteristics of the returned population; the volume, destiny and major investments made with remittances, among others.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) participated today in the National Forum on Migration and Peace, organized by the Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN). This meeting served as a platform for discussion, from a Human Rights focus, on the need to provide comprehensive responses to the causes that enhance irregular migration and internal displacement, to provide an analysis of the existing protection mechanisms and approach to different needs of the vulnerable mobile populations.