19 August, 2020

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).


12 August, 2020

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.


6 August, 2020

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  

29 July, 2020

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.

23 July, 2020

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.

13 July, 2020

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 exemptedand the situation has been particularly hard on those working in commerce and domestic work, two sectors heavily affected by the physical distancing measures.  

13 July, 2020

IOM concludes training cycle for Information Hub staff to inform and assist in times of COVID-19

Ante los retos planteados por la pandemia del COVID-19, la OIM desarrolló una serie de entrenamientos al personal de las ventanillas informativas sobre migración para adaptar sus servicios de atención a personas migrantes a la virtualidad. Lo anterior, en base a una breve guía práctica publicada para estos efectos por la OIM, que viene a complementar el manual ya existente sobre las ventanillas.

13 July, 2020

IOM trains over 200 officials from local anti-trafficking-in-persons committees in Honduras

More than 200 people participated in the first training session on Local Response to Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants in Honduras. The activity is part of a collaboration between the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Inter-institutional Commission against Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking in Persons of Honduras (CICESCT).    

13 July, 2020

IOM´s Diploma in Belize begins third course

The first graduating class of the Diploma on Migration Management has started its third specialized course, entitled "Migration Governance and Policies". This is part of an ambitious training project developed by IOM in conjunction with Galen University, in which 67 people have participated since the introductory course in 2018. 

13 July, 2020

The National Department of Employment in El Salvador receives training on ethical recruitment of migrants

On June 25 and 30, 2020, virtual workshops were held with 27 people who work in the regional offices of the National Department of Employment of the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare of El Salvador. The objective was to discuss the general aspects of the International Integrity System for Recruitment (IRIS) and motivate participants to use them in their work.