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Encourage the empowerment of migrants women

Providing 700 migrants and migrants of Haitian origin, returning from the Dominican Republic, the ability to carry out income-generating activities to promote their sustainable reintegration in Haiti, is one of the objectives of the project "Assistance to children and women vulnerable in border areas in Haiti. The priority target of this activity are Women.

8th Anniversary of the January 12th, 2010 earthquake : Displaced individuals continue to wait for a durable solution

Port-au-Prince, January 12th 2018 - On the occasion of the 8th anniversary of the earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, the Unit for the Construction of Housing and Public Buildings (UCLBP in French) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) wish to recall that 97 % of the population initially displaced by the earthquake was able to leave the camps.

International Migrants Day 2017 Migration, a reality to be managed together for the benefit of all

Port-au-Prince, December 18, 2017- On the celebration of International Migrants Day 2017, the Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Haitians (MHAVE), the Director General of the ONM (National Office of the Migration), and the Representative of IOM (National Office for Migration) reiterated that Migration is a reality to be managed together for the benefit of all.

71 women carpenters trained and certified in Grande Anse

Jérémie, Haiti, December 11, 2017, certificates of training in more secure construction techniques were awarded to 100 carpenters including 71 women. This ceremony is the outcome of a 15-day theoretical and practical training aimed at reinforcing the technical skills of carpenters from the localities of Grande-Anse affected by Hurricane Matthew.

 

IOM opens a second Border Resource Center (BRC) in Belladère

 Belladère, Haiti, 23 November 2017, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) opened today, in coordination with the Mayor of Belladère, its second Border Resource Center (BRC).

 

Return assistance to hurricane Matthew displaced households

Post Matthew assistance, from October 2016 to September 2017, 1,845 households from 28 sites have returned to their neighborhoods of origin thanks to the support of the government and its partners.

Strengthening the Border Police and supporting the National Police Academy

Port-au-Prince, Haiti, a ceremony was held on 18 October 2017 at the Police Academy  in the presence of Haiti National Police Director General, Michel-Ange Gédéon; Director of Haiti’s Border Police, Marc Justin; U.S. Charge d’Affaires, Robin Diallo; IOM Chief of Mission in Haiti, Fabien Sambussy and  Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Director, Nicholas Hilgert to give 10 motorcycles and 3 quads to the Border Police.

 

One year after Matthew, Haiti recovers, heals and rebuilds

One year after, the devastating Hurricane Matthew, Haiti recovers, heals and rebuilds, feeling lucky that Hurricane Irma, the category 5 monster only passed along the northern coasts, a few weeks ago. Haiti could not have beared another disaster as that of the morning of October 4, 2016. Find out more about IOM's work.

Happy Birthday BVAC !

The Brazil Visa Application Centre (BVAC) situated at IOM ‘s office in Port-au-Prince  celebrates its 2 years! IOM Haiti’s BVAC is the first and currently only Visa Application Center of its kind in the world. 

Hurricane Irma in Haiti, IOM in support of the government and the affected population

On 7 September, Haiti was hit by Hurricane Irma. The North of the country experienced heavy rains, winds and flooding. 10 085 people in the areas affected took shelter in Emergency Evacuation Centers. Working in partnership with local and national authorities, IOM has helped the affected population shelter in emergency evacuation centers and has provided hygiene kits, jerry cans and sleeping mats.