IOM Haiti Border Monitoring SitRep: Tracking returnees from the Dominican Republic - September 28, 2017

Report
from International Organization for Migration
Published on 28 Sep 2017 View Original

OVERVIEW

In June 2015, in response to the increased tensions between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and following a request of the Ministry of Interior and Territorial Communities, IOM together with its International and National Civil Society partners established the Border Monitoring Network and Displacement Tracking Mechanism.

The Border Monitoring Network focuses on the identification, and profiling of persons crossing the Dominican-Haiti border as well as supporting the management and provision of assistance to vulnerable individuals. Currently IOM's border monitoring activities covers 50 BCPs. This document presents a summary snapshot of monitoring activities conducted by IOM and its partners at the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic (DR).

UPDATE

A total of 2,924 individuals were officially deported from September 1st to 20th. This constitutes a decrease of 56% compared to the previous period (5,488 individuals deported in August).
The decrease observed during the month of September can be attributed to the passage of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria which had greatly affected the Northern part of the Dominican Republic.

CUMULATIVE HIGHLIGHTS: JULY 2015 -17 SEPTEMBER 2017

General:

  • 147,168 households (229,885 individuals) have been voluntarily registered by the border monitoring network while they crossed the border into Haitian territory.

  • 32.0% were female while 68.0% were male.

Presumed unaccompanied and separated children:

  • 4,167 presumed unaccompanied and separated children were identified.

Spontaneous and Forced Migration:

  • 132,995 individuals declared having returned spontaneously.

  • 37,942 individuals claim to have been deported.

  • 58,271 individuals were officially deported and voluntarily registered at the three official BCPs.

International Organization for Migration:

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