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MORE THAN THREE THOUSAND GUATEMALAN FAMILIES PARTICIPATE IN IOM’S SURVEY

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.

IOM contributes to dialogue on migrant populations in El Salvador

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.

IOM RECEIVES RECOGNITION FOR MIGRANT SUPPORT IN HONDURAS

The Scalabrinian Sisters Association gave special recognition this week to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for the "permanent and unconditional support for the migrant population", in the framework of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the association in Honduras.

IOM STRENGTHENS MIGRATION MANAGEMENT INFORMATION IN THE CENTRAL AMERICAN NORTHERN TRIANGLE

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) presented the project Northern Triangle Migration Management Information Initiative (NTMI), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project aims to strengthen the capacities of governments of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to collect, analyse and share information on human mobility in order to support humanitarian action and protection of vulnerable populations in the three countries.

IOM MEMBER STATES ENDORSE MOVE TO JOIN UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM

GENEVA, Switzerland—Member states of the International Organisation for Migration, meeting at its Special Council in Geneva earlier today, unanimously  approved IOM’s entry into the United Nations system.  A resolution adopted unanimously by the IOM Council approves the IOM-UN relationship agreement paving the way for IOM’s entry into the United Nations system as a related organization. This decision, which was taken unanimously by IOM membership saw and overwhelming majority recognize IOM’s operational efficiency, flexibility and cost effectiveness.

IOM STRENGTHENS CAPACITIES FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN ASSISTANCE IN THE NORTHERN CENTRAL AMERICAN TRIANGLE

Nearly three hundred representatives of civil society and the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras were trained, by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), on issues such as national policy and the international protection framework for migrant children and adolescents.

IOM SUPPORTS HONDURAS IN THE CREATION OF MIGRANT PROTECTION SYSTEMS

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (SRECI) of Honduras launched a project to improve the care, the identification of cases of rights’ violations, and the promotion of protection services provided by the Honduran consular service to migrants in Mexico.

IOM LEADS DIALOGUE ABOUT RETURNED MIGRANT CHILDREN IN GUATEMALA

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) led a dialogue to discuss the challenges encountered in the field on the matter of unaccompanied migrant children returned to Guatemala and the efforts of the Jimmy Morales’ administration serve this population guaranteeing their fundamental rights.

IOM SUPPORTS MIGRANT HEALTH IN EL SALVADOR

 

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) officially handed over medical equipment to the Ministry of Health in order to strengthen the capacity to assist mobile populations, which also contributes so that El Salvador can reach the Sustainable Development Goals.

The event was led by the Minister of Health, Violeta Menjivar, and IOM’s Chief of Mission for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, Jorge Peraza Breedy.

IOM, UNFPA AND GOVERNMENT OF HONDURAS LAUNCH CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Government of Honduras officially launched the campaign I am a woman and to live without violence is my right, which seeks to prevent violence against women and trafficking.

According to the Centre for Women's Rights (CDM) of Honduras, in the first six months of 2015, 189 violent deaths of women were reported, whose perpetrator was male in 95% of cases.