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IOM in El Salvador

El Salvador joined IOM as a member state in November of 1968. In 1983, IOM opened its office in San Salvador. Since then, IOM San Salvador’s main partners in government have been the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of the Interior.

Since its establishment in the country, IOM has focused its efforts on programs that deal with the transfer of qualified human resources, return and reintegration of qualified nationals, selective migration, the integration of experts and scholars, the repatriation of Salvadorans, family reunification, Salvadoran workers willing to work in Canada and Australia, humanitarian assistance, the fight against trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants, travel documents control and issuance.

IOM El Salvador is also IOM’s focal point towards the Sistema de Integración Centromericana (SICA) and holds the Technical Secretariat of the Central American Commission of Directors of Migration (OCAM).

More information on IOM's activities in El Salvador is available here.


Last updated:
Main text: October 2015
Facts and figures: May 2012


CapitalSan Salvador
Population (2015):6.1 million
Area:21,041 km sq
Languages :Spanish
Currency:US dollar (USD) and Salvadoran Colon (SVC)
GDP per Capita PPP (2014):USD 7,980
HDI Rank (2014):116 of 188
Remittances (2014 estimate):USD 4,236 million
Net Migration Rate (2015-2020):-6.6 migrants/1,000 population
Immigrants (2015):0.7%
Women as a Percentage of Immigrants (2015):52.4%
Population under 15 (2015):27.0%
Adult HIV Prevalence (2014):0.5%

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Calle y Colonia Maquilishuat,
Avenida Las Azaleas No. 183, San Salvador

Tel: +503.2 521 0500
Fax: +503 2 521 0534
Email: [email protected]