Learn about the vulnerabilities faced by people while migrating irregularly.
Risks of irregular migration
A migrant's suitcase: icebreaker activity
A useful resource for breaking the ice in talks or trainings related to migration and integration issues, promoting empathy towards migrants.
Crushing myths about migration regularization
A woman listens to her neighbors' advice before deciding to look for official sources on regularization. This campaign was produced in Costa Rica, in collaboration with the binational community of La Carpio, and through the IOM X methodology.
Broken communication: mistakes by word of mouth
Discover what happens when people in a community get informed through rumors instead of going to the official sources. This video was created in Costa Rica in collaboration with the community of La Carpio, following the IOM X methodology. Learn more at: www.somoscolmena.info/es/cr
An IOM project that gathered testimonies from African migrants who tried to reach Europe, as well as success stories. The site includes information about the risks of irregular migration and alternatives to it.
'The Backway Theatre' Self-Guided activity
The Backway Theatre is an innovative pedagogical tool designed for raising awareness around irregular migration among young potential migrants. It is aimed at students aged 13 to 18 years old, primarily for those on the way to completing their secondary studies. This activity should be implemented by IOM in collaboration with migrant returnees, who will serve as the facilitators who carry out the activity in schools around the country.
Holding on: stories of people displaced within their own countries
Discover the real stories of people who had to leave their homes behind and start over. This IOM site gathers portraits of internally displaced persons; that is, of people who have migrated within their countries of origin.
Male and exploited? – an unknown reality (Podcast)
This 15-minute podcast explores men's vulnerabilities to trafficking in persons, and the social norms that make them silent about their plight.
Jose gets a chance to travel
Have you ever had a really easy chance to migrate? #ThinkTwice and learn to identify fake offers, like Jose did. Visit Somos Colmena to learn more.This is an IOM campaign, created in collaboration with communities in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, using the OIMX methodology.
María finds an amazing job offer
A new job opportunity will always thrill you, but #ThinkTwice! It could be a trap. Visit Somos Colmena to learn more. This is an IOM campaign, created in collaboration with communities in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, using the OIMX methodology.
Karla meets the perfect man
Be careful if someone you don't know talks to you online. It could be a scam, or worse. #ThinkTwice. Visit Somos Colmena to learn more.
This is an IOM campaign, created in collaboration with communities in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, using the OIMX methodology.