IOM provides support to the Government of Haiti (GoH) in its immediate and long-term migration-related challenges by enhancing the capacities of national institutions to better provide assistance to Haitians on-the-move as well as better manage their borders and regional migration dynamics and supporting public sector and civil society actors in reducing forced movement and the vulnerability of migrants. IOM also supports the GoH mainstream migration in the development agenda through adequate policy and legislation.   

Furthermore, IOM aims to support the GoH through its core competencies and its consolidated experience in the country in order to increase the resilience of the most vulnerable people to multi-faceted and repetitive shocks. This is done by providing protection to internal displaced population, returning and perspective migrants and durable solutions for those affected or at risk of displacement, including assistance for the obtention of documentation, the provision of psychosocial support for those in need, and the enhancement of economic opportunities to tackle poverty as a push factor for migration.   

Through its Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) unit, IOM operates an integrated information management system on internal displacement, mixed migration and related needs, providing timely and relevant information for both humanitarian and development partners. Thanks to the data collected and analyzed by the Data Management Unit, IOM provides timely information on migrants’ needs and profiles as well as data on displacement locations and population movements which serve to inform decision making processes and new programming. 

Lastly, IOM plays a key role in assessing and advising the GoH on lead management and essential personnel positions within disaster risk management and response systems. IOM Haiti is the lead UN agency providing NFI stock as part of disaster risk management and response systems through its Common Pipeline infrastructure.  As such, IOM is one for the first responders to emergency situations within the country, such as earthquakes, gang-related violence, repatriations of Haitian migrants, hurricanes, and more.