In order raise awareness about the needs of protection and assistance to young migrants in Mesoamerica, IOM, in coordination with the Departmental Delegation of Chinandega of the Ministry of the Interior, trained 20 youngsters as trainers, who later replicated the workshop to local authorities.
The cold of the morning of Monday, April 17, did not prevent youngsters, students, mothers with their daughters and sons, and other people from approaching the acoustic shell of Concepción Tutuapa’s central park in San Marcos Guatemala, to see what the invitation that was made through the loudspeakers was about. Minutes later they laughed at the occurrences of a clown and took pictures along with the messages that informed them on safe and regular migration.
With the aim of animating the days of hundreds of migrant teenagers in the "Viva México" Temporary Shelter for Migrant Minors, IOM, through its Mesoamerican program, has set out to promote a recreational and training program that will bring back some joy and emotional relief.
Based on the premise that, without emotional health, it is not possible to provide adequate assistance to migrants, the Mesoamerica Program organized a Regional Workshop focused on the psychosocial care, and care of the personnel that serves migrants in Mesoamerica.
The University of the Isthmus in Ixtepec campus was the setting for the workshop "Migration and Youth", aimed at 32 students of the Faculty of Law of the Department of Constitutional Studies.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Coordination of Attention to Human Rights of the state of Oaxaca held this week the workshop "Protection and Assistance to Migrants", aimed at state institutions of government and civil society, Which provide care to the migrant population.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), together with the Departmental Delegation of the Ministry of the Interior organized a training day sessions in Chinandega and Somotillo to strengthen the protection of LGBTI (lesbians, homosexuals, bisexuals, transsexuals, Intersex) migrant’s rights.
Through its Mesoamerica Program, the United Nations Migration Agency (IOM) provided the National Civil Police with new technological and methodological tools that will help to strengthen the capacities of vulnerable migrant cases identification, attention and referral, especially children and adolescents.
Costa Rica - Experts from seven Mesoamerican countries who work with unaccompanied migrant children transiting the region have taken part in a regional training organized by IOM in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica - Over 40 consular and migration officers from eight countries in the region met this week in San José for a training on protecting migrants stranded in countries affected by conflicts or national disasters.