IOM survey shows impact of COVID-19 on migrant population in Central America and Mexico
San José - 57% of those who intend to migrate decided to postpone or cancel their plans due to the pandemic, while 21% of those who already migrated are contemplating returning to their country of origin as soon as their economic conditions or the countries' migration and health measures allow them to do so. This is shown by a survey conducted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) among migrants from Central America and Mexico.
IOM launches new campaign on the integration of migrant workers with the Secretariat of Labor in Mexico
"Employers of the World: Leaders of the Future" is the name of a new campaign in Mexico, which seeks to engage employers in long-term, sustainable initiatives to revitalize local economies and integrate migrants into the Mexican labor market.
Public and private sectors exchanged perspectives on labor migration and economic recovery
On September 2, the cycle of videoconferences "Labor migration in the face of the challenge of economic recovery: contributions from the public sector and businesses" concluded, bringing together the public and private sectors of the countries of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) to discuss future prospects. The activity was organized by the RCM and the International Organization of Employers (IOE) with the support of the United Nations (IOM, UNDP and ILO).
Migration data management can improve Caribbean free movement regimes
Georgetown, Guyana, 13 August 2020 - More research and data collection into migration patterns with the Eastern Caribbean will go a long way in crafting national migration policies and to maximize governments’ capacity to manage migration in the region. This was highlighted by several migration experts from the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) at an online forum under the theme Celebrating 10 Years of Freedom of Movement.
UN agencies evaluate social and economic effects of the pandemic in the Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo, Thursday, August 19, 2020- To measure the socioeconomic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the poorest population of the Dominican Republic, and to improve response and recovery, the agencies of the United Nations System conducted the SEIA-RED ACTUA survey, in collaboration with non-profit associations, community-based organizations and the Single System of Beneficiaries (SIUBEN).
Information Hubs on Migration in the north of Central America share experiences on information assistance in times of COVID-19
On July 28, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador held a virtual exchange of experiences at the Information Hubs on Migration, with the aim of establishing tri-national information lines to improve the care of migrants throughout the region.
The activity was attended by representatives of twelve hubs in the three countries, as well as the International Organization for Migration focal points who serve the hubs in each country.
IOM seeks to characterize diaspora organizations in Mexico and Central America
The International Organization for Migration has initiated an ambitious study that seeks to characterize diaspora organizations in Mexico and Central America. Diasporas are defined as groups of migrants or migrant descendants who, through their identity and sense of belonging to their country of origin, create common experiences in the country of destination.1
Honduras advances towards the creation of a comprehensive migration policy
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Honduran Secretariat of Governance, Justice and Decentralization (SGJD) initiated a round of virtual meetings as part of the process of building a comprehensive migration policy.
IOM starts Training Programe on Migration Policies at the Regional Conference on Migration
The new Training Programe on Migration Policies, facilitated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), seeks to strengthen the capacities of public officials of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) in the design, implementation and evaluation of public policies on migration . The Program consists of an IOM online course, Migration Trends in Latin America, a panel with international experts and three virtual sessions for technical exchange on migration policies.
IOM supports Mexico in the economic recovery of migrant workers
The working population in Mexico has been strongly affected by the economic situation generated by COVID-19. The Mexican Social Security Institute reported that, by the end of May, 838.272 jobs had disappeared, 340.000 of them in just one month. Migrant workers have not been exempted, and the situation has been particularly hard on those working in commerce and domestic work, two sectors heavily affected by the physical distancing measures.