Day by day, IOM and its partners increase the protection, dignity and the security of migrants throughout the border areas. See IOM's activities in Haiti's North-East department.
Regular Migration for the benefit of all, watch the second awareness video for the prevention of human trafficking and trafficking in person in Haiti
Regular Migration helps reduce the risk of exploitation and abuse against migrants. It promotes the recognition of fundamental human rights. Se mèt kò ki veye kò, is the first spot that promotes regular migration and raises awareness against human trafficking and trafficking in person in Haiti.
Since March 2016, IOM Haiti has been implementing a project that supports the Haitian government in strengthening protection mechanism for vulnerable migrants along the border to improve local capacities to mitigate the risks related to irregular migration and human trafficking. We thank the government of Canada for its generous support and to our local partners for their incredible work! Watch the results to date
Cauvin Stanley, Operation clerk at the IOM warehouse of Port-au-Prince in Haiti, shows what is included in the hygiene kits. These kits are part of IOM's non food items distributed to people affected by natural disasters such as Hurricane Irma.
On September 7 2017, Haiti was hit by hurricane Irma. IOM has helped affected people shelter in emergency evacuation centres and distributed NFI.
July 2017, Port-au-Prince Haiti, about 2,900 people displaced by the 2010 earthquake live in Camp Tabarre ISA. Haiti is experiencing a new hurricane season, and recent heavy rains have flooded low land areas, overfilled the water drainage channels and left stagnant water throughout the camp Tabarre ISA, making it an ideal environment for the spread of mosquitoes and vector-borne diseases. By regularly monitoring the humanitarian situation in the displacement camps, the IOM CMO teams identifies the risks faced by the displaced populations. Today, IOM Health, Protection, Return and CMO (Camp Management Operations) teams distributed mosquito nets to 20 families and provided information on their use and how to effectively protect themselves from mosquitoes and the diseases they may transmit.
After three years spent living in a camp, in bad hygienic and safety conditions, Marie Thérèse's life has changed the day that she could finally go back to a real home. The Protection team provided her with all the necessary support to relocate to her new place, which she rent through a return rental subsidy scheme. "It's going to make a huge difference," she said, "I'll feel much safer in my new house."