El Salvador - IOM El Salvador has launched an introductory online course: Protection of Migrant Vulnerable Populations: Unaccompanied and/or Separated Children and Adolescents to promote the fundamental rights of migrant children and adolescents in Central America.
Papua New Guinea - In the lead up to the climate change negotiations in Paris later this year, IOM, in cooperation with the Office of Climate Change and Development (OCCD) of Papua New Guinea (PNG), will hold a three-day policymaker training workshop on migration, environment and climate change in Port Moresby on 26-28 October.
Haitian Migrants Returning from the Dominican Republic Faced with Drought, Poverty and Lack of Opportunities
Haiti - Haiti’s South-East department is one of the worst affected by the prolonged drought that is currently hitting the country, which has caused an alarming food insecurity and malnutrition situation.
Unfortunately, this also is the region where the majority of border crossings have been observed since June, according to IOM’s border monitoring reports. Most of the families have crossed the border spontaneously, mentioning that they feared being deported without their relatives and losing their belongings.
Mongolia - IOM has concluded a two-day technical workshop in Sukhbaatar, Mongolia for 20 officials from Mongolia’s immigration services to improve their knowledge of fraudulent travel document examination and the security features of travel documents. Sukhbaatar is located in northern Mongolia on the Russian border, some 25km from the border crossing at Altanbulag.
“Madagascar: Prime Minister Unveils National Awareness Raising Campaign against TiP” Antananarivo – July 30th 2015
Madagascar - On the occasion of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons (TiP) 2015 (on 30/7), the Government of Madagascar launched an IOM-backed national awareness raising campaign.
The launch in Antananarivo, led by Prime Minister Jean Ravelonarivo, was attended by senior officials from the President’s Office, delegates from the National Coordination Office for the Fight against TiP, diplomats, UN agency representatives, as well as from the judiciary, civil society, the private sector and the general public.
Ghana - On July 30th, IOM launched a series of trainings to build the capacity of border officials to conduct Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)-related screening and infection control procedures at borders.
Venezuela - IOM, together with the Ministry of Popular Power for Foreign Affairs of Venezuela and Venezuela’s National Experimental Security University (UNES), has taken part in a migration training program for 40 Venezuelan government officials.
El Salvador - IOM this week took part in the Regional Dialogue on the Health of Migrants, hosted by the Ministry of Health of El Salvador (MINSAL), the Central American Council of Health Ministers (COMISCA) and the World Organization Health (PAHO/WHO).
Mauritania - IOM, in partnership with the Mauritanian government, has presented the National Strategy for Integrated Borders Management in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.
Financed by the IOM Development Fund, the development of this strategy was possible thanks to the collaboration and the active participation of representatives of all security agencies and government departments involved in integrated border management.
Namibia - As part of its capacity-building activities for strengthening migration management in Member States, IOM organized a training workshop on the essentials of migration management for the development of a Migration Profile in Namibia in Swakopmund, Namibia, on June 17-19.
El Salvador - According to a recent study done by the International Organization for Migration (IOM)—in coordination with the Ministries of Health of El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua—migrants’ health conditions are closely connected to their migration experience, and commonly reflect, among others, several physical, social and environmental constraints.
Turkmenistan - A delegation of government officials from Turkmenistan is this week visiting Portugal to study how the country manages migration-related health issues. The visit, which is jointly organized by IOM Turkmenistan and IOM Portugal, will include a series of meetings with government bodies and NGOs in Lisbon and Porto, as well as project site visits to see the practical implementation of migrant-friendly health policies and programmers.
Madagascar - On Thursday in Antananarivo, the government of Madagascar formally presented its National Action Plan to fight Trafficking in Persons within and from Madagascar.
Bangladesh - Governments must play a greater role in ensuring labour migrants can access affordable health care while abroad, representatives from nine Asian countries heard at a major regional consultation on migrant health which closed in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, yesterday (5/3).
Papua New Guinea - IOM Emergency And Disaster Management Coordinator, Wonesai Sithole, who covers the whole of Papua New Guinea, leads an innovative programme on the Carteret Atoll.
Thailand - A study launched in Bangkok today reveals that nearly half of people in post-trafficking services in the Greater Mekong region have suffered physical and/or sexual abuse and one in six have contemplated suicide within two weeks of entering care.
The study, commissioned and funded by the Anesvad Foundation, with additional support from the IOM Development Fund and the UK Economic and Social Research Council, was carried out by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and IOM.
Whitin the framework of the project "Strengthening the Paraguayan Migration System", funded by the IOM Development Fund, within the component II, whose task is the development of a diagnostic document for the modernization of migration management in Paraguay, it was held on October 7 at the Grand Hotel del Paraguay, the official launch of the International Technical Team of IOM that will have this important mission.
Within the framework of the project "Strengthening Paraguayan Migration Management System", funded by the IOM Development Fund, it was held on October 21st, the "3rd Validation Workshop for Paraguay’s Immigration Policy", at Grand Hotel del Paraguay, in the city of Asuncion.
On Monday December 22nd , in the Executive Lounge of Granados Park Hotel, the General Directorate of Migration (DGM) with the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) presented to the Minister of Interior, Francisco de Vargas, the document "Migration Policy of Paraguay’s Republic”, a project in which work has been conducted over the past months within the context of the long migration tradition in Paraguay, and the need of a human rights and gender perspective for migration in Paraguay.
Malawi - IOM has conducted the first of two trainings targeting Malawi government officials on the management of migration data, in cooperation with its partner, the Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security.
The training, which was funded by IOM’s Development Fund (IDF), took place on Tuesday (3/2) in the Malawian capital Lilongwe and was attended by over 30 officials from various government departments. This first training focused on migration data management. It will be followed by another session on migration data use.