Extraregional Migration in The Americas: Profiles, experiences and needs
Thematic Area: Migration governance and trends
Year: 2020
Language: English, Spanish

The number of extraregional migrants in the Americas, both those who use regular means of entry and those who use irregular forms of migration, has been increasing in recent years.

This report seeks to complement the findings of the 2016 IOM report “Migrant flows with an irregular migration status from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean in Mesoamerica” updating its data and expanding the information available on the experiences and needs of extraregional migrants who travel through the region irregularly.

The present study includes a description of the sociodemographic profile of the over 350 extraregional migrants, as well as a portrait of the main experiences and needs of these migrant groups across three sections of their migration route: South America, Central America and Mexico.


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Haiti: Migration Governance Needs Assessment
Thematic Area: Migration governance and trends
Year: 2019
Language: English

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of migration governance policies and capacities, as well as to propose recommendations for the Haitian government. The utilization of the data provided by this document will facilitate the implementation of projects that respond to real evidencebased needs and support the improvement of the government’s migration governance capabilities. In addition, this report will serve as a source of information on migration governance for the general public in Haiti and the Caribbean region.


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Dominican diaspora productive inclusion and investment in national development
Thematic Area: Labour migration and development
Year: 2018
Language: Spanish

The economic threads of Dominican society transcend its borders and are linked to a dynamic diaspora, with human capital that contributes partially to national development. These threads can be strengthened and guide the true potential of the diaspora towards economic inclusion as a pillar of the environmental, social and economic sustainability of the country's current development model. The Dominican Republic faces the challenge that its economic and social growth model be sustainable.


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Migration in Jamaica: A Country Profile 2018
Thematic Area: Migration governance and trends
Year: 2018
Language: English

The recent Migration Profile for Jamaica shows that emigration continues to be greatly in excess of immigration. The overall trend of decreasing numbers of permanent emigrants to the three traditional and still major destinations –United States, United Kingdom and Canada – continued but numbers trended downwards from around 29,000 in 2006 to less than 23,000 in 2015.


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Guide for the repatriation of Costa Ricans abroad
Thematic Area: Return and Reintegration
Year: 2018
Language: Spanish

(Only available in SPANISH) The preparation of this guide has been motivated by the interest of the Directorate of Integration and Human Development (DIDH) of the General Directorate of Migration and Foreigners (DGME) of Costa Rica to have an agile instrument to guide the consular staff of the country, in the reference, assistance and repatriation of Costa Rican people who are in other countries of the world and who require support for their return to the country.

 


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Consular Assistance Protocol for Mexican Victims of Trafficking Abroad
Thematic Area: Trafficking in persons
Year: 2018
Language: Spanish

The main objective of this Protocol is to provide effective tools that allow consular staff to identify and provide comprehensive assistance to potential Mexican victims of trafficking who assist consular representations. It aims to standardize the actions of the officials of the consular protection areas in order to achieve adherence to international human rights standards and avoid revictimization.


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Central and North America: Migration and displacement in the context of disasters and environmental change
Thematic Area: Migration and environment
Year: 2018
Language: English

This paper aims to brief policymakers on the nexus of migration, displacement, disasters and environmental change in Central and North America, as well as on normative and policy responses, specifically focusing on cross-border movements within the region.


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Going Back Home Manual. A guide that will help you plan a better return to Mexico
Thematic Area: Return and Reintegration
Year: 2018
Language: Spanish

(Only available in SPANISH) The idea of returning is present in the minds of many of the migrants during their stay in the United States. For some it becomes reality and for many others it is postponed indefinitely. For the government of the state of Puebla, the well-being of migrants is important, wherever they choose to live. This is why this booklet has been developed with information that can be useful for people either during their stay in the United States or after returning to Mexico.


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Directory of Homes and Shelters for Migrants 2018
Thematic Area: Labour migration and development
Year: 2018
Language: Spanish

(Available only in SPANISH) This directory lists the houses and shelters available to assist migrants in Mexico.


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Institutional Directory for Migrant Assistance in Mexico 2018
Thematic Area: Labour migration and development
Year: 2018
Language: Spanish

(Only available in SPANISH) This directory details the agencies and services available to assist migrants in Mexico.


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Migration Governance in the Caribbean - Report on the Island States of the Commonweath Caribbean
Thematic Area: Migration governance and trends
Year: 2018
Language: English

The purpose of this report is to offer a comprehensive view of the current state of migration governance in the ten independent Commonwealth Caribbean states and identify gaps and needs for future development. This report is not intended to provide an exhaustive background of migration in the Caribbean, but rather is meant to be used as an informative tool for the governments of the countries of the study, IOM, and other international stakeholders. 


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Migration and the 2030 Agenda - A Guide for Practitioners
Thematic Area:
Year: 2018
Language: English

IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. As an international organization, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to: assist in meeting the operational challenges of migration; advance understanding of migration issues; encourage social and economic development through migration; and uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants. 


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Women’s empowerment and migration in the Caribbean
Thematic Area: Gender and migration
Year: 2017
Language: English

This paper presents a contextual analysis of the mutual relations between migration and women’s empowerment with the aim to facilitate the debate among stakeholders, including policymakers, practitioners and civil society in the Caribbean subregion on the role of migration as a means of empowerment for women. When contextualized in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, this debate should inform practical actions for the formulation of the Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration that will be adopted in 2018, and more broadly for sustainable development that will ensure that no one is left behind as Member States and other stakeholders strive towards achieving inclusive, fairer, and sustainable societies.


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Position of the Government of Guatemala Regarding the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (GCM)
Thematic Area:
Year: 2017
Language: English

The Government of Guatemala, being aware of the importance of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (GCM) for the country, decided to carry out an inter-institutional process to formulate a national position to contribute to the first phase of the preparatory process leading up to the Compact. This document presents the results obtained from the thematic discussions.


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Food security and emigration | Why people flee and the impact on family members left behind in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras | Summary
Thematic Area: Migration and environment
Year: 2017
Language: English, Spanish

Emigration (or out-migration) trends in Central America are conditioned by political and socioeconomic conditions in the region and increase in response to civil strife and poverty. This study collected and analysed data on food security and environmental and climatic factors as potential triggers for out-migration. The geographical focus of the study was El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, particularly the most vulnerable part of these countries known as the Dry Corridor.


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Food security and emigration | Why people flee and the impact on family members left behind in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras | Research report
Thematic Area: Migration and environment
Year: 2017
Language: English, Spanish

Building on the results and recommendations of the exploratory study on the links between Migration and Food Security (“Hunger without Borders”, 2015), WFP and its partners decided to further study linkages between food insecurity and migration, relying on qualitative and quantitative analysis. 

Emigration (or out-migration) trends in Central America are conditioned by political and socioeconomic conditions in the region and increase in response to civil strife and poverty. This study collected and analysed data on food security and environmental and climatic factors as potential triggers for out-migration. The geographical focus of the study was El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, particularly the most vulnerable part of these countries known as the Dry Corridor.


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