As the situation of migrants in Trinidad & Tobago became increasingly grave following the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, IOM’s country office in Port of Spain implemented multiple initiatives to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in situations of vulnerability.
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).
With support from IOM Guyana, the IOM office in Curacao developed an initiative to provide support to children of vulnerable migrant families, identifying their main needs and carrying out reinforcement activities to achieve better integration in the educational system. This Best Practice document explores the following carried out by the mission: