2 May, 2017

Costa Rica: Educational centers free of racial discrimination

In Costa Rica, educators across the country have set the challenge of preparing themselves to adequately address the cases of racial discrimination in their schools. In the short term, the aim is to establish a protocol and, in the long term, to establish the basis for a model that will allow schools to be certified as free from racial discrimination.

2 May, 2017

IOM’s Specialized Course on Migrant Children extend to Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama

A total of 50 officials of institutions and civil society organizations in Costa Rica started in April a specialized course to promote the comprehensive protection of migrant children and adolescents.  About 100 people more from Nicaragua and Panama will join this group by middle May.

17 April, 2017

More than 100 Guatemalan children participate in Community Festival on Safe Migration

The cold of the morning of Monday, April 17, did not prevent youngsters, students, mothers with their daughters and sons, and other people from approaching the acoustic shell of Concepción Tutuapa’s central park in San Marcos Guatemala, to see what the invitation that was made through the loudspeakers was about. Minutes later they laughed at the occurrences of a clown and took pictures along with the messages that informed them on safe and regular migration.

29 March, 2017

Rebuilding the Confidence of Migrant Adolescents

With the aim of animating the days of hundreds of migrant teenagers in the "Viva México" Temporary Shelter for Migrant Minors, IOM, through its Mesoamerican program, has set out to promote a recreational and training program that will bring back some joy and emotional relief.

29 March, 2017

IOM provides psychosocial care tools to migrants’ caregivers

Based on the premise that, without emotional health, it is not possible to provide adequate assistance to migrants, the Mesoamerica Program organized a Regional Workshop focused on the psychosocial care, and care of the personnel that serves migrants in Mesoamerica.

15 March, 2017

32 Young University Students Discuss on Migration in Southern Mexico

The University of the Isthmus in Ixtepec campus was the setting for the workshop "Migration and Youth", aimed at 32 students of the Faculty of Law of the Department of Constitutional Studies.

9 March, 2017

Protection and Assistance to Migrants

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Coordination of Attention to Human Rights of the state of Oaxaca held this week the workshop "Protection and Assistance to Migrants", aimed at state institutions of government and civil society, Which provide care to the migrant population.

28 February, 2017

Awareness raising workshops on migration of LGBTI people

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), together with the Departmental Delegation of the Ministry of the Interior organized a training day sessions in Chinandega and Somotillo to strengthen the protection of LGBTI (lesbians, homosexuals, bisexuals, transsexuals, Intersex) migrant’s rights.

27 February, 2017

Nation Civil Police of Guatemala with new tools for protection of migrant children

Through its Mesoamerica Program, the United Nations Migration Agency (IOM) provided the National Civil Police with new technological and methodological tools that will help to strengthen the capacities of vulnerable migrant cases identification, attention and referral, especially children and adolescents.

7 February, 2017

IOM Targets Unaccompanied Migrant Children in Mesoamerica

Costa Rica - Experts from seven Mesoamerican countries who work with unaccompanied migrant children transiting the region have taken part in a regional training organized by IOM in Costa Rica.