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.

3 February, 2017

Mesoamerican Governments Prepare to Support Migrants in Crisis Situations

Costa Rica -  Over 40 consular and migration officers from eight countries in the region met this week in San José for a training on protecting migrants stranded in countries affected by conflicts or national disasters.

25 January, 2017

Mesoamerica Program opens tenth office for vulnerable migrants in Mesoamerica

Palenque, Chiapas - Last month the municipality of Palenque (Chiapas, southern Mexico) inaugurated its Bureau of Assistance for Migrants and Refugees,  which will bring information and support to at-risk migrants and refugees. This is the tenth office opened in the region with the Mesoamerica Program support.

25 January, 2017

IOM welcomes adoption of Regional Guidelines for the Protection of Migrant Children

After a participatory process, at the end of 2016 the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM), a forum made up of eleven countries in the region, approved the document "Regional Guidelines for the Comprehensive Protection of Boys, Girls and Adolescents in the Context of Migration".

25 January, 2017

Vibrant Migration Film Festival in Mesoamerica

Without a doubt, cinema is a powerful tool to inform and raise awareness. This was demonstrated once again in the framework of the Global Migration Film Festival, when hundreds of people gathered to reflect on documentaries and films about migration. The Global Migration Film Festival, launched by IOM in more than 50 countries, supports the United Nations global campaign "Together", aimed at counteracting some of the misinformation and misperceptions about migrants.

25 January, 2017

Eloquent images of migration in Mesoamerica

During the month of December, the Mesoamerican Program promoted a regional amateur photography contest "Miradas en Movimiento: Focusing on dignity, ensuring protection". The virtual community InformArte en Movimiento served as a basis for disseminating the call as well as for the interested public to comment and vote for their favorite photos.

13 January, 2017

Mesoamerica Program on CNN

The international network CNN has published an extensive report on the work carried out by the IOM Mesoamerica Program on the border between Costa Rica and Panama.

The four minutes report focuses on migration and trafficking, a matter with which populations in this border area are becoming increasingly informed. CNN report shows the educational work that IOM is doing to prevent the risks faced by migrant populations.

5 December, 2016

Costa Rica: Assistance to Migrants Affected by Hurricane Otto

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) provided support to the national emergency response as Hurricane Otto hit Costa Rica last November. IOM assisted in the evacuation and provided assistance to approximately 1519 migrants stranded at both the northern and southern borders, in four of the counties on maximum alert.