Press Room IOM
IOM Appeals for USD 74.7 M to Provide Humanitarian Assistance for Highly Vulnerable Migrants Transiting Americas
San José / Buenos Aires - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is appealing for USD 74.7 million to respond to the humanitarian needs of the growing number of vulnerable migrants moving from the Caribbean and South America and then crossing through Central America towards Mexico and the United States.
Port-au-Prince –The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has given post-arrival assistance to a total of 10,831 Haitian migrants returned over the past month from the United States, Mexico, Cuba, The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands, or returned by the Coast Guard.
Tripoli – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has resumed humanitarian flights from Libya after receiving clearance from the Government of National Unity and has safely returned a group of stranded Gambian migrants who are among thousands of others waiting to go home through IOM’s Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) programme.
Seoul, Republic of Korea – The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the cross-border delivery of humanitarian assistance around the world. Amid uncertainty, cash-based interventions (CBI) are receiving significant attention as they allow remote delivery that can be traceable. Last year, IOM implemented CBI in 56 countries, reaching more than 1,600,000 persons in need.
Al Makha – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has ramped up its humanitarian assistance on Yemen's west coast where the needs of communities displaced by years of conflict are growing amid ongoing violence.
The Organization is also urging more help from donors and aid partners.
Djibouti – Migrants in Djibouti are being vaccinated against COVID-19 for the first time, as the International Organization for Migration (IOM) works with the Government to support the national immunization effort.
UN Agencies Regret the Death of Persons on the Move in Latin America, and Stand Ready to Accompany a Coordinated Regional Response
Buenos Aires/San José – United Nations (UN) Agencies deeply regret the shipwreck in Acandí, Colombia, on October 11, of a vessel carrying around 30 people headed to Panama. Colombian authorities reported that three people lost their lives in the tragedy and another six, including three children, are missing.
Abuja – Free movement of people and goods, and fighting human trafficking should be top policy priorities, members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) agreed at talks convened with the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Network for Migration and the African Union.
Berlin – Migrants who often fill more dangerous jobs frequently face higher risk of injury and death than other workers and more data on the circumstances of deaths is critical for policies that ensure their safety, according to a new report from the International Organization for Migration's (IOM) Missing Migrants Project.
Brussels - Senior officials from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU) discussed pressing global migration issues and continuing cooperation as part of the EU-IOM Strategic Cooperation Framework when they met in Brussels today.
Geneva – Six migrants were killed and at least 24 others injured at the Mabani detention centre in Tripoli when armed guards started shooting following a riot and an attempted escape, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said today.
Panama City - More than 91,300 migrants, mostly Haitians, have trekked through the perilous Darien Gap jungle to Panama from Colombia this year hoping to reach the United States, Canada or Mexico, according to Panama's National Migration Service (SNM). The figure for the first nine months triples the previous record of 30,000 on the same route during all of 2016.