Date Publish: 
Monday, September 21, 2015

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Business Foundation for Educational Development (FEPADE) signed an agreement in El Salvador that will enable cooperation between both entities and joint activities for prevention of violence, and its effects in the migration processes, that affect vulnerable Salvadoran population.

The signing was carried out as part of FEPADE’s SolucionES project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). SolucionES is executed by various non-governmental organizations and operates since 2012 in 55 communities, in five municipalities of El Salvador.

Among the companies that make up FEPADE are Citibank, ADOC, Nestle El Salvador, Sherwin Williams, Texaco Inc, UNILEVER, XEROX of El Salvador, Poma Foundation, Unisola Industries, ESSO Standard Oil, Siman Foundation, among others.

"This alliance with IOM will unite efforts to address the causes of migration and internal displacement by promoting and creating opportunities for children, adolescents and women heads of families, to access a better quality of life", said FEPADE Executive Director, Eugenia Suay Castrillo.

This agreement is expected to generate the necessary synergies to encourage social and economic development and ensure the welfare of migrants according to the principle of an orderly and humane migration, as it benefits society.

"We are aware that, with alliances like this, we strengthen each other by sharing experiences. It also allows us to cover a larger portion of the population that needs our assistance," said the Chief of Mission of IOM's Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, Jorge Peraza Breedy.

For more information, please contact Alba Miriam Amaya, IOM El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras at: [email protected]