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  • Study Shows Changing Migration Flows between Latin America, Caribbean and EU
  • Switzerland Backs IOM’s Humanitarian Evacuation of Migrant Workers from Syria

Study Shows Changing Migration Flows between Latin America, Caribbean and EU

A European Union (EU)-funded IOM study released today on migratory flows in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and between LAC and the EU, shows a marked increase in migration from the EU to LAC and a marked decrease in the number of LAC migrants entering the EU.

The study attributes the shift to the economic crisis affecting the EU, and in particular Spain, the main destination country for LAC nationals.

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Switzerland Backs IOM’s Humanitarian Evacuation of Migrant Workers from Syria

The Swiss Federal Office for Migration (FOM) has contributed USD 300,000 towards IOM’s evacuation operations of most vulnerable migrant workers caught up in the Syrian crisis.

IOM will use the contribution to evacuate up to 250 extremely vulnerable Third Country Nationals (TCNs). These include minors, the elderly, pregnant women, people in detention due to their irregular status, those with medical conditions and nationals of countries with no diplomatic representation in Syria.

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