International Organization for Migration (IOM) to receive fund for Haitian Deported

Since its start in 2009, the program, established to dissuade migrants from the Northwestern coast of Haiti, who seek escape to neighboring countries like the United States, Cuba, Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas, has helped in giving aid to some 22,000 returning people intercepted at sea who are often worse for wear during the taxing journeys.

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Having given assistance to thousands of people since its inception with help from local businesses, fund and awareness raising efforts, the program has garnered the attention of the US State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) who work assiduously to keep the rise of irregular migration into US shores under control. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has thus received a donation of $100,000 to be used to improve the program and give 300 assistance packages to detained migrants.

Having labeled the irregular migration as 'dangerous' when referring to the hundreds of deaths which occur because of the practice yearly, the United Nations plans for the funds to deal more specifically with registration, assistance upon reception, medical assistance, transportation and temporary accommodation. Their IOM office will work in tandem with the government arm responsible for Haitians facing repatriation, the National Office for Migration (ONM).

Cited as one of the poorest regions of the country, the northwest's residents risk the uncertain and perilous journey because of a lack of opportunity within their communities and the country in general. A reported 93% has said that the creation of jobs and access to opportunities would dissuade them from making future attempts.

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Guerchomn Charles says...

I been removed from the United States in December 17 2013. I have not received any help from my government..

I don't know where to get help. please help me find links to various organization groups that would help me. thank

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