El Salvador - IOM last month participated in JUVENTOUR 2016, one of the most important gatherings of Central American youth, which provided a platform to promote migrant children and adolescents’ human rights and to warn about the risks of irregular migration through the InformArte en Movimiento (Information on the Move) campaign.
El Salvador - IOM today presented USD 3,000 of supplies and equipment to the Casa del Migrante (House of the Migrant) at Ocotepeque, the only shelter in Honduras that supports migrants in transit from countries such as Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua.
El Salvador - IOM has taken part in a workshop in San Salvador, the Salvadorean capital, on the risks faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people when they migrate irregularly.
Costa Rica - On Wednesday (17/8) IOM, in partnership with the Government of Guatemala, published: “Paths of Light and Shadow: Stories of migrant children and adolescents.” The book comprises 16 illustrated stories based on the true accounts of Central American girls and boys narrating their perilous journeys to the United States.
Costa Rica - A new virtual community InformArte en Movimiento (Information on the Move) will be launched tomorrow (17/8) in Central America to strengthen migration management capacities in border communities, especially among youth, to reduce irregular migration, and protecting the human rights of migrants. The platform is on Facebook (InformArte en Movimiento) and Twitter (@Infomovimiento).
Costa Rica - IOM has trained a group of 35 Mesoamerican counter trafficking specialists as trainers for its Virtual Course on Trafficking in Persons (TiP) developed for the region.
Costa Rica - Students at the National Police Academy of Costa Rica are taking an IOM-designed course to enable them to better assist and uphold the human rights of migrants most at risk. Graduates of this training, which finishes tomorrow (13/07), will likely become border police officers.
El Salvador - Nearly three hundred representatives of civil society and the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras were trained by IOM on issues such as national policy and the international protection framework for migrant children and adolescents.
Mexico - IOM launched this week in Chiapas, southern Mexico, a series of workshops aimed at strengthening the counter-trafficking capacities of the Inter-Institutional Committee for Assistance to Trafficking Victims with judiciary officials, emphasizing a human rights and gender perspective.
Mexico - On Wednesday (25/05) an Assistance Center for Migrants and Refugees was opened in the municipality of Motozintla in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. The facility will provide direct support to migrants and refugees in high risk situations, both those in transit and newcomers who have decided to settle in Motozintla.