April 22, 2021

Caribbean governments exchange experiences managing migrant and refugee flows in conjunction with IOM and UNHCR

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The Caribbean region faces an increasingly complex mixed migration phenomenon including asylum seekers, refugees, stateless people, and vulnerable migrants. It is a region of destination and transit for thousands of people, including people needing international protection, each year. To mark World Refugee Day, on June 20 the Caribbean Migration Consultations (CMC), in coordination with representatives […]

The Editor speaks: Immigration

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My wife, Joan and her helper had to go to our Immigration Department last Monday (17) just to pay for the helper’s annual work permit fee. That was all. Joan is 84 years old. She told me the Immigration Hall was ‘packed to capacity’. Both of them had to wait for over two hours! It […]

New funding from ECHO key to new relief efforts for hurricane victims in Haiti, Caribbean

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With peak hurricane season arriving in early September, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) in Haiti is intensifying its emergency preparedness capacity thanks to additional funding from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO). The new funding provided by ECHO will allow IOM to have ready for distribution hygiene and kitchen items for 2,500 […]

UN Migration Agency strengthens preparations for peak hurricane season in Haiti, Caribbean

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From Relief Web Port-au-Prince – With peak hurricane season arriving in early September, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) in Haiti is intensifying its emergency preparedness capacity thanks to additional funding from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO). The new funding provided by ECHO will allow IOM to have ready for distribution hygiene […]

Regional Action Plan: Strengthening the regional response to large-scale migration of Venezuelan migrants in South America, North America, Central America and the Caribbean

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REPORT  from International Organization for Migration UN Migration Agency Launches Regional Action Plan to Strengthen Response to Venezuelan Outflows Buenos Aires – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, today (10/04) launches a Regional Action Plan, detailing its support to Governments hosting Venezuelan nationals in the Americas and the Caribbean. The Action Plan aims at strengthening the […]

40 million in modern slavery and 152 million in child labour around the world

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New data reveal that the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal Target 8.7, will not be achieved unless efforts to fight modern slavery and child labour are dramatically increased. NEW YORK (ILO News) – New research developed jointly by the International Labour Organization (ILO)1 and the Walk Free Foundation2 , in partnership with the International […]

Egyptian officials arrest crew members after smuggler’s boat capsizes off Mediterranean coast, killing dozens

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Molly Hennessy-FiskeFour people arrested Thursday in connection with a boat that capsized off Egypt’s Mediterranean coast, killing dozens of migrants, face charges of human trafficking and manslaughter, officials said. Officials said those arrested were crew members on a boat carrying migrants trying to reach Europe. Egypt’s state-run news agency reported arrest warrants were issued for […]