Honduras Commits to Protect Migrant Children’s Rights

Posted: 
12/11/15

Honduras - IOM and Honduras’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation have signed a letter of understanding in which the government pledges to provide sustainability for IOM assistance projects targeting returned migrant children and adolescents.

The commitment includes a first disbursement of USD 625,000 that will be used for immediate post arrival assistance to children and adolescents returned to the El Eden Reception Centre in San Pedro Sula.

The agreement establishes that the funds will be managed by IOM for a year and will be used to build capacity in providing assistance to young migrants.

"This agreement is about the rights of migrant children and adolescents who return to Honduras, as well as the sustainability of projects whose focus is to ensure compliance with the principle of the best interests of the child," said IOM’s Chief of Mission for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, Jorge Peraza Breedy.

The agreement was developed within the framework of Honduras’ Law on Protection of Honduran Migrants and their Families. It complements IOM’s USAID-funded project: Comprehensive Assistance to Unaccompanied Children and Families returning to the Northern Triangle of Central America.

For more information, please contact Alba Miriam Amaya at IOM El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Tel +503 2521-0100, Email: [email protected]