International Migrants Day - December 18, 2016 (text version of map)

January 20, 2017


[graphic version]
[back to International Migration page]

Promoting safe, orderly, and regular migration

PRM supports a variety of regional migration programs that assist governments in their e­fforts to:

• Build capacity to identify protection concerns and humanely manage their migration processes.

• Strengthen regional, multi-state migration dialogues.

• Provide direct assistance to the world’s most vulnerable migrants.

• Promote cooperation between the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

• Build regional and national government capacity to prepare for and respond to migration emergencies.

These e­fforts are implemented through IOM.

Examples from PRM regional migration programs:

1. Mesoamerica - Helping governments identify and assist unprecedented numbers of unaccompanied children and migrant families on the move. (Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras, Nicaragua)

2. Dominican Republic/Haiti - Working with the Dominican Republic to assist thousands of Haitian migrants in obtaining legal migration status.

3. West and Central Africa - Building a regional approach to identifying, screening, and assisting vulnerable migrants. (Senegal, The Gambia. Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria)

4. Southern Africa - Developing alternatives to detention for young and unaccompanied minor migrants. (Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, Malawi, Mozambique)

5. Horn of Africa - Providing life-saving assistance and helping migrants caught in conflict return home. (Djibouti, Yemen, Ethiopia, Somalia, "Somaliland", "Puntland", Kenya)

6. North Africa - Supporting the safe voluntary return and reintegration of vulnerable migrants and victims of human trafficking. (Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Sudan)

7. Western Balkans - Disrupting and prosecuting human smuggling rings and providing support to at-risk migrants. (Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania)

8. Central Asia - Preparing governments to quickly meet the needs of migrants during times of crisis. (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan)

9. East Asia - Reducing risks for “marriage migrants” and crafting effective counter-trafficking legislation. (China)

10. Southeast Asia - Removing and repatriating vulnerable and trafficked migrants from exploitive working conditions. (Burma, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia)


Unclassified

BUREAU OF POPULATION, REFUGEES & MIGRATION
U.S. Department of State
www.state.gov/j/prm

HUMANITARIAN INFORMATION UNIT
U.S. Department of State
hiu_info@state.gov
http://hiu.state.gov
Names and boundary representation are not necessarily authoritative.
Source: U.S. Department of State
December 19, 2016 - U1499 STATE (HIU)