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.
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.
Thousands of migrants returning to the Northern Triangle of Central America will now be assisted in better conditions thanks to the renovation nine migrant care centres, three of which were delivered to the governments of El Salvador and Honduras on February 2016.
These buildings were remodelled or rebuilt by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) through the project Comprehensive Assistance to Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Families Returning to the Northern Triangle of Central America, with funds from the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and El Salvador´s National Civil Police (PNC) inaugurated a series of training sessions, to be held throughout 2016, as part of the efforts to strengthen the capacities for assistance, as well as for the promotion of Human Rights of the mobile populations.
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.