Anse-à-Pîtres, Haïti- June 20th 2017-The International Organization for Migration (IOM) opened, in coordination with the Mayor of Anse-à-Pîtres and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor, the first Border Resource Center (BRC). Three additional BRCs are in the process of being built at the remaining three official border sites (Malpasse, Belladère, and Ouanaminthe). These centers will allow local protection agencies (ONM, BPM, and IBESR) to better identify, orient, and assist vulnerable migrants—all while creating a space where local protection agencies can collaborate amongst themselves and provide psycho-social counselling.
As part of its commitment to facilitate migration, IOM, on behalf of the Brazilian embassy, has inaugurated this week its first Humanitarian Visa Application Centre in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Haitian Migrants Returning from the Dominican Republic Faced with Drought, Poverty and Lack of Opportunities
Haiti’s South-East department is one of the worst affected by the prolonged drought that is currently hitting the country, which has caused an alarming food insecurity and malnutrition situation.
IOM field teams have been conducting monitoring and fact-finding missions to assess cross-border movements along the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic following the expiration of the registration component in the Regularization Plan for Foreigners in the Dominican Republic (Plan Nacional de Regularización de Extranjeros – PNRE.)
A European Union (EU)-funded three-day IOM training workshop on migration, environment and climate change policy ended today (10/7) in Haiti.
IOM has completed the construction of 72 housing units in a vulnerable neighborhood in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince heavily affected by the 2010 earthquake.\
On the evening of the fifth anniversary of the devastating earthquake that killed an estimated 217,000 persons, IOM has released its latest Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), which confirms that although 94 per cent of the internally displaced have left camps and other temporary sites, almost 80,000 Haitians remain displaced.
IOM has produced a video to raise awareness about the dangers of irregular migration by sea from Haiti. The documentary features a series of direct testimonials from Port-de-Paix and Tortuga Island residents who attempted the perilous crossings.
In response to the severe flooding that hit northern Haiti last week, causing five deaths and displacing 6,000 people, IOM, in support of the Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC), delivered four truckloads of non-food relief items (NFI) to help affected families in the north and northeast of the country.