The International Organization for Migration (IOM) officially handed over equipment to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador, to strengthen its call centre in order to assist approximately 267,000 people located abroad.
The official event was led by the Deputy Chancellor for Salvadorans Abroad, Liduvina Magarin, and IOM’s Chief of Mission for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, Jorge Peraza Breedy.
Representatives of the Governments of the United States and El Salvador certified the progress in the reconstruction and furnishing of the Migrants’ Care Centre (CAM) in San Salvador, implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with funds from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been working with countries in the region to provide humanitarian, holistic care and based on the human rights approach to Cuban migrants that are stranded in Costa Rica, and to facilitate their departure from this country.
The Cubans travelled voluntarily and with authorization to Ecuador and then moved, through Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica. According to what these people have said, the final destination is the United States.
IOM SUPPORTS EL SALVADOR IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF DIGNIFIED ENVIRONMENTS FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN AND TEENS
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) presented reconstructed and equipped areas to the Salvadoran Institute for the Integral Development of Children and Adolescents (ISNA) intended for the care of migrant children and adolescents returnees, thus reiterating its commitment to strengthen government’s capacity to guarantee the rights of the youngest population in the country.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) supported returned migrant adolescents from indigenous communities to broadcast a community radio talk show that addressed the risks of irregular migration, the rights of migrant populations and their reintegration at communities of origin, encouraging an open dialogue in the provincial location of Nahualá in Guatemala.
The program, prepared by the adolescents themselves, was broadcasted through loudspeakers in the central square of the town during the market day when large number of traders and buyers attend.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) supported 360 women survivors of gender violence with the transfer of seed capital, amounting to USD $63,000.00, to finance their businesses, and thus have greater economic autonomy, while reiterating its commitment to support the reduction of violence against women and to empower them.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) congratulates the teenagers who participated at the National Art Competition on Risks of Irregular Migration, organized by the Rights Dissemination Youth Units of the Ombudsman for the Defence of Human Rights (PDDH) in El Salvador.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched the introductory virtual course called Protection of migrant vulnerable populations: unaccompanied and / or separated children and adolescents, with which reaffirms its commitment to support the promotion, protection and restoration of the fundamental rights of children and adolescents
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reiterated its commitment to support the capacity building of the Government of El Salvador with the supply of equipment to the Salvadoran Institute for Comprehensive Protection for Children and Adolescents (ISNA), which will be used to optimize the care provided to vulnerable migrant children and adolescents.
IOM has supported ISNA through the employment of staff specialized in law, social work and psychology in order to care for children and adolescents, as well as the donation of computer equipment and office furniture.
Children and adolescents who migrated unaccompanied and were returned to El Salvador received tokens of affection and solidarity of Salvadoran youth in the stand that the International Organization for Migration (IOM) placed at Juventour 2015.