Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migrations is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people. The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement.
The mission consistent in the production of maps as well as maintenance of spatial data especially for disaster preparedness but also general operational needs for the International Organizations of Migrations (IOM) in Haiti.
This mission’s goal was to use geographic information in order to help to reduce, repair and manage risks that are associated to natural disasters in Haiti; while contributing to humanitarian, rebuilding and skills development (of local government’s institutions) activities. CartONG supervised and organized data collection, analysis and production of suitable maps and web content concerning IDP. It was about mapping risky cyclonic zones, buildings’ state according to last census in Haiti.