Finding Safer Ground: Planned Relocation Policies and Processes in The Caribbean
Thematic Area: Migration and environment
Year: 2022
Language: English

This research aims to expand the conversation about planned relocation and to focus specifically on Caribbean experiences. This report draws on good practices in order to provide tools for decision-making and to support States in addressing the needs of persons and communities that are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. This study highlights opportunities to create more holistic and effective migration and disaster risk reduction policies and draws from interviews not only with government officials but also with community members who experienced the relocation, a critical perspective for understanding how relocations are planned and implemented.


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Aruba Needs Assessment on Migration Governance
Thematic Area: Migration governance and trends
Year: 2021
Language: English

This Migration Governance Needs Assessment presents a panoramic view of the current state of migration governance in Aruba. Through concrete evidence and data, combined with the inputs of regional stakeholders, it provides a larger perspective on opportunities for strengthening migration governance. Furthermore, it offers actionable recommendations on how to best minimize the potential risks of migration, while maximizing its economic and development benefits. The study focuses on six key thematic areas: migration policies and international standards, migration and border management, migration in the context of emergencies and disasters, migrant protection and assistance, migration and health, and labour migration and human development. This report is meant to be used as an informative tool for the government of Aruba, IOM, and other international stakeholders. 


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Searching for Missing Migrants in Central and North America: Five Good Practices of Civil Society Organizations
Searching for Missing Migrants in Central and North America: Five Good Practices of Civil Society Organizations
Thematic Area: Migration crisis and emergencies
Year: 2021
Language: English

Every year, thousands of persons leave their homes seeking a better future, which has become virtually unattainable in their countries of origin. Economic hardship, lack of access to education and employment, structural violence, natural disasters, and political instability have driven people from around the world, but mainly from Central America and Mexico, to seek a new life in the United States of America.


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“If not for pure necessity” deaths and disappearances on migration journeys in North and Central America
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Year: 2021
Language: English

More than 5,000 deaths and disappearances during migration across Central and North America and the Caribbean have been recorded since 2014, though many more likely go undocumented. This crisis of migrant deaths is well-publicized in some areas but poorly covered in others. This briefing provides an overview of data collected in/on the Americas by IOM’s Missing Migrants Project (MMP), which since 2014 has documented deaths and disappearances during migration worldwide.


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 Monitoring Report Assisted Voluntary Return Programs  September 2021
Monitoring Report Assisted Voluntary Return Programs September 2021
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Year: 2021
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This report provides an overview of the findings of surveys conducted in August-September 2021 by the IOM Assisted Voluntary Return (AVR) Program in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and El Salvador with 57 AVR beneficiaries supported during August-September 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.

AVR Programs in Mexico and North of Central America Countries No. 8


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Curacao Needs Assessment on Migration Governance
Curacao Needs Assessment on Migration Governance
Thematic Area:
Year: 2021
Language: Inglés

This Migration Governance Needs Assessment presents a panoramic view of the current state of migration governance in Belize. Through concrete evidence and data, combined with the inputs of regional stakeholders, it provides a larger perspective on opportunities for strengthening migration governance. Furthermore, it offers actionable recommendations on how to best minimize the potential risks of migration, while maximizing its economic and development benefits. The study focuses on six key thematic areas: migration policies and international standards, migration and border management, migration in the context of emergencies and disasters, migrant protection and assistance, migration and health, and labour migration and human development. This report is meant to be used as an informative tool for the government of Belize, IOM, and other international stakeholders. 


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Belize Needs Assessment on Migration Governance
Thematic Area: Tendencias y gobernanza de la migración
Year: 2021
Language: Inglés

This Migration Governance Needs Assessment presents a panoramic view of the current state of migration governance in Belize. Through concrete evidence and data, combined with the inputs of regional stakeholders, it provides a larger perspective on opportunities for strengthening migration governance. Furthermore, it offers actionable recommendations on how to best minimize the potential risks of migration, while maximizing its economic and development benefits. The study focuses on six key thematic areas: migration policies and international standards, migration and border management, migration in the context of emergencies and disasters, migrant protection and assistance, migration and health, and labour migration and human development. This report is meant to be used as an informative tool for the government of Belize, IOM, and other international stakeholders. 


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Guyana Needs Assessment on Migration Governance
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Year: 2021
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This Migration Governance Needs Assessment presents a panoramic view of the current state of migration governance in Guyana. Through concrete evidence and data, combined with the inputs of regional stakeholders, it provides a larger perspective on opportunities for strengthening migration governance. Furthermore, it offers actionable recommendations on how to best minimize the potential risks of migration, while maximizing its economic and development benefits. The study focuses on six key thematic areas: migration policies and international standards, migration and border management, migration in the context of emergencies and disasters, migrant protection and assistance, migration and health, and labour migration and human development. This report is meant to be used as an informative tool for the government of Guyana, IOM, and other international stakeholders.


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Mechanisms for Labour Migration in the Caribbean
Thematic Area: Labour migration and development
Year: 2021
Language: English

This report provides an overview of the mechanisms that facilitate regular labour migration in the Caribbean, as these mechanisms constitute important elements in regional and national migration governance structures. This study demonstrates that while there have been significant efforts to establish regular means for labour migration in the last decade, key challenges still remain for incorporating these mechanisms into comprehensive labour migration policies, providing clear and reliable information regarding these mechanisms to migrant workers, and mitigating the different risks faced by migrant workers in the phases of their migration cycle. This report facilitates a deeper understanding of these challenges and identifies good practices and recommendations to strengthen labour mechanisms in the region as part of policies that maximize the benefits of labour migration for all stakeholders involved.


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Planning for Prosperity: Labour Migration and Guyana's Emerging Economy
Thematic Area: Labour migration and development
Year: 2021
Language: English

Planning for Prosperity: Labour Migration and Guyana's Emerging Economy is a comprehensive study that examines the country's changing economy, and its implications on the labour environment and migration policy.


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Large Movements of Highly Vulnerable Migrants in the Americas From The Caribbean, Latin America And Other Regions Destinations In Transit October 2021
Large Movements of Highly Vulnerable Migrants in the Americas From The Caribbean, Latin America And Other Regions Destinations In Transit October 2021
Thematic Area: Migration governance and trends
Year: 2021
Language: English

Migration in South and Central America has undergone significant changes in the last two decades. Intraregional migration continues to be the most important in South America, mainly due to the large-scale movements of Venezuelan migrants and refugees in the last five years. Meanwhile, migration from Central America has increased significantly in recent years. In addition, the range of nationalities of migrants has become more diverse, and includes nationals from Caribbean countries and from other continents such as Asia and Africa.


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Regional Study: Migratory Regularization Programmes and Processes
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Year: 2021
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This study was developed in collaboration with the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM). It presents a contextualization on the regularization programmes and processes in North America, Central America and the Dominican Republic. Additionally, it identifies the initiatives created for migratory regularization and their implementation in the countries of study, as well as their general characteristics and challenges for their management, such as facilitating migrants’ access to these programmes. Finally, this study analyses areas of opportunity and good practices for regularization in the region, and creates actionable recommendations for the phases of creation and implementation of regularization programmes and processes, the renewal of migratory categories and the integration of regularized migrants.


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Migration, environment, disaster, and climate change data in the Eastern Caribbean, Regional Overview
Thematic Area: Migration and environment
Year: 2021
Language: English

The reports entitled “Migration, Environment, Disasters and Climate Change Data in the Eastern Caribbean” are based on a regional study assessing the national and regional data systems on migration, environment, disasters and climate change across the Eastern Caribbean. The set of reports includes one Regional Overview and six National Analyses, and are meant to assist the governments of the Eastern Caribbean in the governance of human mobility related to environmental change, through improved evidence and regional cooperation. The assessments were produced by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in the six independent member states of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS): Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, between 2020 and 2021, as part of a project entitled ‘Regional Dialogue to Address Human Mobility and Climate Change Adaptation in the Eastern Caribbean’, with support from the German Federal Foreign Office, in partnership between the IOM Dominica Country Office and IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) and in close collaboration with the OECS Commission.

 


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Monitoring Report Assisted Voluntary Return Programs June-July 2021
Thematic Area: Return and Reintegration
Year: 2021
Language: English

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.

AVR Programs in Mexico and North of Central America Countries No. 7


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Moving Forward Beyond Hurricane Dorian
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Year: 2021
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Moving Forward Beyond Hurricane Dorian’, is a collection of stories highlighting the ‘silver lining in the midst of the storm’ as narrated by the survivors themselves of the strongest Atlantic hurricane on record in The Bahamas, on 1st of September 2019. In providing the opportunity to express their grief and focus on the positive outcomes, IOM Bahamas objective was to assist in bringing closure to individuals and communities striving to move on.The monies collected from the sale of these ‘Coffee Table Books’, is directed towards the #BahamasKind campaign implemented to promote social cohesion among the diverse communities in The Bahamas.#IOMProtection #IOMMHPSS #IOMReparations #IOMSocialCohesion


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