At the Canelones level, the IDC reports that different Directorates and Secretariats “have been coordinating actions to strengthen the capacities and competition policies of the Departmental Government for better care for this population.”
The IDC explains that in the course of 2022 “various actions were carried out to strengthen the design and implementation of policies at the subnational level that favor the inclusion of migrants.” An example of this is the signing by Mayor Yamandú Orsi of a “memorandum of understanding with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with the purpose of deepening the work of the Departmental Government in terms of training both departmental and municipal civil servants and to generate awareness actions on the migrant population”.
Human mobility in the department is part of a regional phenomenon, as well as the situations of vulnerability of migrants who arrive in different municipalities. In the region, more than 17,000,000 migrants reside in a place other than where they were born and more than 10,000,000 are residing outside the region. Uruguay has received more than 100,000 people in recent years, while an estimated 500,000 compatriots reside abroad.