Tuesday, May 28, 2024
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International Organization for Migration

Groundbreaking for the “Building Climate Change Resilience and Social Integration of Displaced People in Settlements of Western Belize” Project

The Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) embarked on a project entitled “Building Climate Change Resilience and Social Integration of Displaced People in Settlements of Western Belize.” The ground breaking ceremony was held in Billy White Village on November 24, 2022.

Child Labour & Trafficking in Persons Training for the Agriculture Sector

The Ministry of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labour, and Local Government, in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Council, is holding a series of child labour education sessions for Belize's agriculture sector.

Second Annual Stakeholders’ Recognition Award Ceremony

On June 2, 2022, the Ministry of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labour, and Local Government hosted its annual Stakeholder’s Recognition Award Ceremony. The ceremony recognizes stakeholders for their significant contributions to the ministry's mission of serving the Belizean people. Their collaboration has a substantial impact on the successful implementation of the ministry's programs and projects.

Amnesty program to start across the country in April 2022

The amnesty program announced by the current government has begun its awareness campaign. The program, designed to grant amnesty to CARICOM (Caribbean Community) and Central American migrants, will start in April. The awareness campaign saw members of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Immigration Department, and the International Organization for Migration in Belize recently meeting in San Pedro Town. The visit focused on the requirements needed to qualify and apply for permanent residence in Belize.

Increased Access to Information and Services through Expanded Migrant Hubs

OM signed Implementation Agreements to partner with The Child Development Foundation of Belmopan, Belize Red Cross in San Ignacio, and Humana People to People in Bella Vista to operate the Migrant Hubs in their communities to provide critical services and information.

IOM Belize hands over food items and cleaning supplies to the Ministry of National Defence and Border Security

On 19th January 2021 The International Organization for Migration in Belize handed over food items and cleaning supplies to the D’Silva Camp, a quarantine facility for irregular migrants located at the Mountain Pine Ridge forest reserve.

IOM guarantees an orderly, safe and regular return of migrants

On Thursday 17th September, a plane chartered by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) completed its second round-trip humanitarian flight, carrying 23 Salvadoran nationals from Belize to El Salvador and bringing home 9 Belizeans on the return trip. The charter flight was necessary due to continued border closures in Central America leaving many migrants stranded due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

IOM Belize organizes a double humanitarian charter flight for stranded migrants

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Belize organized today (30/07) its second humanitarian charter flight carrying 15 stranded Honduran nationals to Honduras and bringing 18 Belizeans who returned home from Honduras. The group had been waiting in Belize and Salvador for almost four months due to COVID-19 related border and airport closures.