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Group of young people sit in circle, wearing Think Twice campaign tshirts

Baseline for "Think Twice" campaign in Panama (2021)

The Communication for Development methodology is being implemented in Panama in the community of La Chorrera, through the "Think Twice" campaign, which seeks to develop skills in the migrant population to help them recognize false offers and news for purposes of labor exploitation and human trafficking. This baseline allows us to understand people's knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding these issues and to provide evidence that will guide the implementation of the methodology.

Haitian migrant is interviewed by camera crew

Baseline for Haitian Migration Campaign

The objective of this communication strategy is to raise awareness among Haitian population with the intention of migrating and among people in transit countries (mainly Chile and Brazil) about the risks of irregular migration, especially in the Darién Gap in Panama, located on the border with Colombia.

Two young people show campaign flyers in public park

Baseline for "Think Twice" campaign in Santa Ana y San Salvador

The Communication for Development methodology is being implemented in El Salvador in the municipalities of San Salvador and Santa Ana through the "Think Twice" campaign, which seeks to help young people learn to inform themselves in a safe way, avoiding believing rumors or being victims of deception related to migration and local options. This baseline allows us to understand people's knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding this issue and to provide evidence that will guide the implementation of the methodology.

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Baseline of "Think Twice" campaign in Mexico

Recently, IOM implemented "Think Twice", a campaign in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras with the objective of strengthening the capacity of young people to recognize false offers and information related to human trafficking and migrant smuggling. This baseline was developed to gather evidence from the local context of Tapachula and Tijuana in order to adapt this campaign in these Mexican comunities. The main goal is to strengthen the capacity of Central American migrants residing in these communities to prevent human trafficking for labor exploitation.

Young man puts up campaign poster on lamp post

"Think Twice" campaign results

The "Think Twice" campaign was implemented in coordination with local partners from eight communities in northern Central America (Ahuachapán, San Salvador, Salcajá,  San Marcos, San Pedro Sacatepéquez, Cofradía, San Pedro Sula and El Progreso) between October 2020 and January 2021.

Searching for Missing Migrants in Central and North America: five good practices of civil society organizations

The disappearance of a person in the context of migration has a great emotional, social, economic and legal impact on his or her family members. Because there are hardly any governmental services for accompaniment, counseling and support to relatives of missing migrants, families face the search process on their own, often accompanied by civil society organizations that have filled the void left by the states.


If Not for Pure Necessity. Deaths and disappearances on migration journeys in North and Central America.

The report discusses the risks on routes across Central and North America, including the United States of America-Mexico border crossings, routes through Mexico, the Darien Gap and migration from and within the Caribbean.

Media coverage on migration and migrant populations: student's handbook

This document is a complementary material for the “Regional Training Course on Media Coverage for Migration and Migrant Populations” created by the International Organization for Migrations (IOM).The objective is to summarize the key points of the training so that journalists and communication professionals have a source to quickly consult what they learned in the training.

Paso Canoas border. Migration flow: highly vulnerable persons between Panama and Costa Rica. Situation report #6. November 26, 2021.

It is known that from November 16 to 25, 2,355 migrants were registered leaving the MRS of Los Planes bound for Costa Rica. Key informants indicate that the current migration flow identified in Paso Canoas and surrounding host communities has been represented by people from Haiti, Cuba, Bangladesh and India.

Practical Guide for Communicating in the Context of Migratory Crises

This is a quick reference guide for IOM staff who are in the field attending a crisis and must communicate with the migrant population in countries of transit or destination. It is based on the operational frameworks of the IOM (MICIC, MCOF, among others), as well as on the principles of strategic communication and communication for development.