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 2018
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 on the migration route to Mexico
Central American Migration

“Mexico is not an option for my family to stay”

Project Update 24 May 2019
 
MIGRANTS DAY: NTCA AND MEXICO
Central American Migration

People fleeing put at risk through dangerous government migration policies

Voices from the Field 26 Mar 2019
 
MIGRANTS DAY: NTCA AND MEXICO
Central American Migration

“I want a normal life for my son”

Voices from the Field 18 Dec 2018
 
US ASYLUM RESTRICTIONS ARE DEEPENING THE CRISIS ALONG THE MEXICAN BORDER
Central American Migration

US asylum restrictions are deepening Mexican border crisis

Press Release 13 Dec 2018
 
Desperate journey: Fleeing invisible wars in Central America
Mexico

Tending deep wounds in Mexico

Voices from the Field 29 Oct 2018
 
Desperate journey: Fleeing invisible wars in Central America
Central American Migration

"Leaving the country to seek asylum is often the only option for survival"

Interview 29 Oct 2018

Contact us

Acapulco Sexual Violence
MSF Mexico

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