In Mexico, these people are systematically exposed to further episodes of violence.
We provide mental health care and consultations in Ixtepec, Tenosique, Celaya, Mexico City, Acapulco, and Colonia Jardín.
In Tierra Caliente, Guerrero state, rural health posts were closed due to violence.
We provided emergency obstetric services, including caesarean sections, in Arcelia hospital, and started to run mobile clinics in San Miguel Totolapan and General Heliodoro Castillo municipalities.
The situation in Reynosa, through the eyes of MSF and the people we assist
MSF has worked in Reynosa since 2017 treating victims of violence in the city, and more recently providing mental and medical care to migrants and deportees
Forced to leave their home countries because of gang violence and poverty, people on the move are increasingly prevented from reaching the US to ask for asylum.
Instead, they find themselves trapped at the border in areas of rampant violence, waiting to cross in deplorable humanitarian conditions.
Our teams have documented a pattern of violent displacement, persecution, sexual violence and forced repatriation. It’s a violence that starts in the country of origin and is replicated along their journeys through Mexico.
"I'm not a criminal"
"I fled Honduras because the gangs wanted to recruit me and I refused."
The story of 17-year-old José* is representative of many of the young patients we care for in our projects in Tegucigalpa and Choloma, in Honduras, and Reynosa, Mexico.
“I want a normal life for my son”
US asylum restrictions are deepening Mexican border crisis
Tending deep wounds in Mexico
"Leaving the country to seek asylum is often the only option for survival"
Mobile teams respond to escalating violence and trauma in Guerrero state
Abductions and violence, the price to pay to cross Mexico
Fernando Montes de Oca 56
Col. Condesa, 06140
Del. Cuauhtémoc, Ciudad de Mexico