The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all.
IOM has been present in Haiti since 1994. The Organization is committed to supporting the Government of Haiti (GoH) in its immediate and long-term migration related challenges by enhancing the capacities of national institutions to better manage their borders and regional migration dynamics, supporting public sector and civil society actors in reducing forced movement and the vulnerability of migrants, and mainstreaming migration into the development agenda through policy and legislation.
IOM aims to provide assistance to the GoH through its core competencies and its consolidated experience in the country in order to increase resilience of the population. This is done by providing protection to vulnerable migrants and durable solutions for those displaced by natural disasters. Further support includes disaster preparation and response as well as mitigation activities aimed at addressing the root causes of urban and rural migration. Such as, addressing climate change challenges, responding to health crises, and improving urban conditions and critical infrastructure in order to strengthen community stabilization.
IOM in-country capacity
IOM Haiti is staffed with 241 National and 23 International staff operating out of its main office in Port-au-Prince as well as two sub offices in Les Cayes and Ouanaminthe. Furthermore IOM maintains prepositioned NFI stocks in partnership with the Directorate for Civil Protection in Jeremie, Les Cayes, Jacmel, Port-au-Prince and Gonaives.
IOM'S interventions include:
- Camp management operations, WASH, and site planning
- Protection of beneficiaries
- Data management, census, enumeration in areas of return
- Health, Cholera response, Psychosocial support
- Temporary-Shelter, Non-food items
- Community Stabilization and Early Recovery
- Disaster Risk Reduction
- Capacity-Building on Migration Management
- Assisted voluntary return and reintegration (of irregular migrants)