5 August, 2021

Latin American Local Governments Join IOM in Search of Better Local Governance of Migration

More than 100 people from 24 countries met on August 4 in the "Seminar on International Migration and Local Development: Challenges and Benefits of Good Migration Governance at the Local Level". The activity presented the methodology and experiences around the Migration Governance Indicators (MGI), a comprehensive IOM tool that was created to support countries in the implementation of target 10.7 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

5 August, 2021

IOM trains Belizean front-line actors to better protect migrant children

Throughout the month of July, several frontline government workers were acquainted with the Protocol and emphasize the roles and responsibilities of each agency in the protection of migrant children in Belize, a country where 15 per cent of the total population are migrants. 

4 August, 2021

IOM Provides Border Workshops for Emergency Prevention and Response in the Dominican Republic

More than 300 officials from national and provincial institutions, social organizations, the army and national police participated in workshops for the management of Collective Centers in response to emergencies, organized by IOM. This is part of the initiatives to prevent emergencies in countries vulnerable to natural disasters or conflicts.

3 August, 2021

IOM Develops Practical Exercise for Mexican Institutions to Assist Migrant Children and Adolescents

Emphasizing the importance of thinking of children and adolescents as a heterogeneous group, the practical exercise motivated participants to analyze the different experiences, conditions and needs they might be experiencing.

2 August, 2021

Panama is committed to the fight against Trafficking in Persons

Panama joins the global efforts to eradicate Trafficking in Persons through the development of strategies and mechanisms to prevent, suppress and punish this crime, in addition to seeking due attention to the victims.

2 August, 2021

Mexico Concludes Specialized Course on Labour Mobility Programs


IOM designed this initiative to provide them with better conceptual and practical tools for the formulation of policies, programs and/or actions that promote the safe, orderly, and regular mobility of migrant workers in southern Mexico. Key decision makers from the National Institute for Migration, the Ministry of the Economy, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, and the National Employment Service participated.

30 July, 2021

IOM Builds Synergies within Local Migration Networks in Honduras

The Local Migration Networks bring together various organizations that have an impact on migration management in Honduras, including government authorities, human rights defenders or other non-governmental institutions that provide assistance to migrants. During the month of July, the IOM team met with the two networks to define joint work plans to facilitate actions to carry out in favour of migrants

29 July, 2021

IOM Strengthens Migrant Reception Station Management Capacities in Panama

On July 21 and 22 2021, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) conducted a series of workshops and trainings on Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) for institutional and non-governmental actors working in migrant reception stations in the province of Darién.

26 July, 2021

IOM Presented Standard Operating Procedures for the Care and Assistance of Mixed Migratory Flows at Land Borders in El Salvador

This input strengthens migration governance, in the sense of developing standardized inter-agency operating procedures that allow more effective and efficient border management in situations of mixed migratory flows, ensuring identification, care and assistance for vulnerable migrant populations.

23 July, 2021

Central American Countries Trained their Cross-border and Local Networks on Border Management and Health

Officials from institutions and organizations that make up the cross-border roundtables and local networks on migration in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras participated in a series of trainings on Border Management and Health. The topics addressed included the identification and protection of vulnerable migrants in transit and the impact of the pandemic on the mental health and psychosocial well-being of migrant populations.