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Initiative in Haiti to Chile migration (IOM)

  • Joel Millman made the following statement: ”At the request of the Government of Chile, IOM has opened the first Visa Service Centre for Chile (CAVC) in Haiti, to help Haitian migrant find legal pathways to the South American country. The CAVC opened its doors in the IOM mission compound in Port-au-Prince on Monday, 20 August 2018.”
  • “As a result of increased immigration which reached nearly one million foreigners, for a total population of 18 million, in 2017, the Chilean government instituted new migratory policies in Visas, Haitians can now travel safely and legally to Chile.”
  • The importance of this document was to allow children to not be separated from their families, as well as to give them protection, dignity and well-being.
  • Mr. Millman added that the initiative was a remarkable accomplishment and a great example of managing migration, despite the rancour in Chile vis-à-vis Haitian migrants