Emergency in Guatemala | Volcan de Fuego

IOM mobilized human, technical and financial resources to address the emergency that rose from the eruption of the Volcan de Fuego in Guatemala, on June 3rd 2018, in support of the government entities consolidated in the System of the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED).

The contribution offered by IOM focused on four specific areas: shelter management; information systems for monitoring people displaced by the eruption; evaluation of damaged infrastructure and attention to migrants stranded in transit.

For the information systems, IOM delivered computer equipment to the SOSEP in order to start the Shelter Integrated System of Registration (SIRA) that allows said institution to obtain the census of the shelters quickly and systematically. It also helped to standardize a shelter management methodology to have minimum standards in the care of people, in accordance with national legislation, within the framework of the management of the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

In ​​infrastructure, IOM contributed to improving the living conditions of the people displaced by the eruption in the collective centers, by means of conditioning safe spaces, mainly for the populations in situations of vulnerability. It also relied on the evaluation of the damaged infrastructure. In addition, IOM executed the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), which identified intersectoral needs and contributes to entities such as CONRED, SOSEP, international organizations, social organizations, the private sector and others. actors involved in making informed decisions for the attention of those who need it.

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Press briefing note - June 4th, 2018

Press briefing note - June 26th, 2018

Press briefing note - July 20th, 2018


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