December 9th, 2019
Published on November 29th, 2017 | by Georgia Archonti0
UN Migration Agency Contributes to Municipal Development in El Salvador
Representatives from IOM, the UN Migration Agency, USAID, El Salvador’s Presidency and municipal Mayors of San Miguel, Usulután and Zacatecoluca today (14/11) launched the regeneration of public areas that will directly benefit 9,000 Salvadoran families, among them returned migrants.
The official events were attended by the Ambassador of the United States to El Salvador, Jean Manes; USAID’s Director, Peter Natiello; the Salvadoran Undersecretary of Governance, Antonio Morales; IOM Chief of Mission for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, Jorge Peraza-Breedy; the Municipal Mayor of Zacatecoluca, Francisco Hirezi; the Municipal Mayor of San Miguel, Miguel Pereira and the Acting Municipal Mayor of Usulután, Salvador Lovo.
The infrastructure works will promote community coexistence, provide leisure and recreation spaces, enhance social cohesion and community strengthening, with expectation that this will help prevent irregular migration and social violence.
“We are convinced that the challenges we tackle in the face of the discrimination suffered by returnees must be addressed from different angles. The generation of dignified environments in these communities, where returned and migrant populations can establish links that help them reintegrate, is one of those angles for which it becomes a priority for us. Therefore, we contribute to the creation of open, recreational and sports areas,” said Peraza-Breedy.
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