In our Library, you can find publications containing our research, workguides and other materials generated by the Western Hemisphere Program and IOM. You will also find information materials about our tools and campaigns and reports on our work.




Executive summary: Engaging Central American and Mexican Diasporas. Opportunities and Challenges

Discover the main findings of a pioneer IOM study that, building from an exhaustive research of more than 1000 diaspora organizations in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Central America, has gathered information on more than 100 of them and started an interactiva map on the iDiaspora platform.

Mexico-Baseline For Mobility Tracking: Presence Of Migrants, Tapachula, Chiapas #1, (February 2021)

Currently, a large number of migrants have had to remain in the municipality of Tapachula, mainly in urban areas, waiting for the resolution of the National Institute of Migration (INM) on their migration status or waiting for the resolution of the Mexican Commission for Refugee Assistance (COMAR) on their request for refugee status in the country. IOM conducted a data collection under the DTM methodology, in order to generate information on the presence of migrants in Tapachula, to generate profiles of the migrant population with emphasis on integration and labor migration.

El Salvador-Baseline Assesment Of Migration Flows And Mobility Tracking Within The Context Of COVID-19, #2 (Setember-November 2020)

Baseline Assesment Of Migration Flows And Mobility Tracking Within The Context Of COVID-19, from Setember to November 2020. 

Honduras-Baseline Assessment Of Migration Flows And Mobiity Tracking Within The Context Of COVID-19 Report #2 (September-November, 2020)

Due to the emergencies generated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Eta and Iota hurricanes, IOM decided to investigate about the impact on mobility and irregular migration flows, especially on the people who have been stranded on the Honduran borders. The study aimed to generate a baseline to understand the existing needs in official and non-official entry points, to get inputs that might direct future actions by protection organizations.

Migrant workers in Colombia. Photo by Rocío Sanz for IOM.

Infosheet: global policy network to promote ethical recruitment

IOM's new Global Policy Network to promote ethical recruitment is focused on addressing shortcomings in regulation and enforcement that can exacerbate vulnerabilities and lead to gaps in the protection of migrant workers. Download the infosheet that describes the pillars on which the network's activities will be conducted.

UNDESA International Migration 2020 Highlights

This report by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) gathers the main demographic data about migrants in 2020, while acknowledging the impacts suffered by this population as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Summary of the study: Smuggling of Migrants in Central America and Mexico, in the context of COVID-19

Discover the main findings of this study, conducted between July and August, 2020.

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Protecting data is protecting people: four questions and answers about data protection and information hubs

In the framework of January 28, International Data Protection Day, IOM, from the Western Hemisphere Program, shares with the Information Hubs on Migration of the region four key questions and answers on the subject. 

Civil Protection officer talks about the collaboration with IOM during the last year

The Western Hemisphere Program's phase X in Mexico

Our program's team in Mexico and their partners reminisce about the endeavours they tackled between October 2019 and September 2020.

Baseline for the evaluation of migration flows and the identification of needs in border communities, under the COVID-19 context in Honduras

Learn about the sanitary and migratory situation as monitored in Corinto, El Florido and El Amatillo, between June and August, 2020.