IOM in Guyana
Guyana became a member state of IOM on 5 December 2011, after having Observer status for several years. Since then, IOM has implemented several projects in various fields, such as: promotion of the involvement of the Diaspora in Guyana´s development, strengthening of the security mechanisms for the enhancement of migration management in Guyana, migration and health promotion, Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programmes which coordinate returns and reintegration from Canada, the United Kingdom, Belgium and the Netherlands.
The IOM Mission in Guyana also serves as a Regional Coordination Office for the Caribbean, providing logistical and coordination support to country missions.
Facts and figures: August 2014