Migrants in Mexico
Every year, an estimated 500,000 people flee violence and poverty in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala and enter Mexico with the hope of reaching the United States.

In Mexico, these people are systematically exposed to further episodes of violence.

We have teams working on Mexico’s southern and northern borders, and at various key locations in between, offering medical, psychological and social support to migrants and refugees along the perilous migration route from Central America to the United States.

Our projects also assist vulnerable local communities and victims of violence, including sexual violence, in Guerrero state and in the border city of Reynosa.

In 2019
Reynosa Mexico Caring for migrants and deportees_ENG
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Reynosa, Mexico: Caring for migrants and deportees

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.

Access to mental healthcare/ "I am not a criminal" (ENG)
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"I'm not a criminal"

"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.

 
MSF installed a treatment center for COVID-19 in Tamauilpas.
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

MSF opens two COVID-19 treatment centres in northeastern Mexico

Project Update 3 Jun 2020
 
MSF intervenes in Tijuana in response to the critical situation caused by COVID19
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

MSF provides critically-needed COVID-19 medical care in Tijuana

Project Update 7 May 2020
 
Increasing activities in Matamoros-covid19
United States of America

MSF demands US ends deportations to stop COVID-19 spread to fragile health systems

Press Release 4 May 2020
 
Migrants and Refugees in Mexico shelters
Central American Migration

MSF calls for release of migrants after deadly fire in Tenosique detention centre

Press Release 3 Apr 2020
 
The Migration Protection Protocol in the state of Tamaulipas
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

US must include asylum seekers in COVID-19 response, rather than shut border

Press Release 27 Mar 2020
 
Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz
Central American Migration

Escaping violence into danger – no way out for Central American migrants

Press Release 11 Feb 2020

Contact us

Acapulco Sexual Violence
MSF Mexico

Fernando Montes de Oca 56
Col. Condesa, 06140
Del. Cuauhtémoc, Ciudad de Mexico
Mexico