Return and Reintegration

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Monitoring Report Assisted Voluntary Return Programs June-July 2021

This report provides an overview of the findings of surveys conducted in June-July 2021 by the IOM Assisted Voluntary Return (AVR) Program in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and El Salvador with 67 AVR beneficiaries supported during May-July 2021.Obtaining qualitative data in addition to demographic descriptors provides important insights into the nature of migrants’ experiences in countries of destination and origin as well as any plans to re-migrate, mental and physical health status, financial security, employment, physical safety and any post-arrival assistance received.

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Best Practice:Rehabilitation of Migrant Reception Centers in Honduras

This initiative developed by IOM in Honduras rehabilitated the Migrant Reception Centers in response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the high migratory flows of Honduran migrants who returned to the country. The project team adapted and rehabilitated the centers to provide services according to the returned population needs (migrant families and unaccompanied migrant children).

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Annual Monitoring Report, Assisted Voluntary Return Programs. PRM-PIN Funded Program in Mexico and North of Central America Countries March 2020- April 2021

This first annual monitoring report of the IOM Assisted Voluntary Return (AVR) program in Mexico and North of Central America countries, informed by five earlier summary reports, has two primary objectives. The first goal is to present mobility flow trends of AVR program beneficiaries to and from El Salvador, Guatemala–Belize,  Honduras and Mexico since March 2020, which allows for direct linkage to the COVID-19 pandemic. The second objective is to present the findings of monitoring surveys of AVR beneficiaries from March 2020 to April 2021.

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Best Practice: OportuGuate, response to COVID-19 and Socio-Economic Assitance

IOM Guatemala developed SINAREM/OportuGuate a system and application  to connect returned migrants searching for work with potential employers from the private sector, and to develop entrepreneurship, soft skills and to provide certification opportunities. This initiative aims to facilitate economic and labour reintegration of returned migrants by accelerating their access to these opportunities. This document describes the main actions carried out for the development of the initiative and the lessons learned and recommendations from the experience.

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Assisted Voluntary Return Programs monitoring report october – december 2020

This fifth monitoring report presents the findings from the collection and review of 45 surveys that IOM conducted from October 2020 to December 2020 to capture the experiences of participants in the IOM Assisted Voluntary Return (AVR) programs in El Salvador, Guatemala/Belize, Honduras and Mexico.

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Rehabilitation of Community Spaces for the Socio-Economic Integration of Migrants in Host Communities

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The objective of this incitive was to rehabilitate parks and recreation areas in communities with a high migrant population in a situation of vulnerability, in San José.

In order to rehabilitate the community spaces, different activities were carried out such as the development of partnerships with the local government, dialogue with the communities and partnerships with the private sector. This initiative is part of the IOM’s Community Stabilization initiatives.

         

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Reintegration Counselling: A Psychosocial Approach

The present guide is intended to provide key information on the importance of a psychosocial approach to post-arrival reintegration counselling, describing the basic counselling and communication skills necessary to conduct a successful and psychologically informed reintegration counselling interview with a returned migrant. It is a practical tool to support the reintegration counselor during the reintegration counselling process. 

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Strengthening institutional capacities

This systematization demonstrates IOM El Salvador’s experience in strengthening institutional capacities in the municipalities of Zacatecoluca, Usulután, San Miguel, Mejicanos.

In order to strengthen assistance in the reintegration process of returning migrants, a Municipal Office for Assistance to Migrants and their Families was created, in addition to carrying out activities such as: a strategy of return and community reintegration, a situational diagnosis of the municipality, training plans and social infrastructure projects.

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Seed Capital

This systematization gathers the experience of IOM El Salvador through the implementation of an initiative linked to the return and reintegration of migrants. Seed Capital consists of an intervention to donate goods, materials, money and supplies in order to encourage the start of a new, innovative, and entrepreneurial business activity.

This project was intended to provide economic support for migrants during their process of returning to their communities by promoting transformation in their environments to support their reintegration.

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