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.

 
01Mexico migration june 2014
Mexico

58 per cent of migrants treated by MSF suffered violence

Press Release 2 Jul 2014
 
Migrants in Mexico
Mexico

Testimonies of violations, abuses and problems accessing health services

Voices from the Field 12 May 2014
 
Migrants in Mexico (MSB8410)
Mexico

“Violence is ever present throughout their journey, that may last up to two months”

Voices from the Field 12 May 2014
 
MSF Chagas project in Aiquile, Bolivia
Mexico

Agreement between MSF and state government will help prevent Chagas disease

Press Release 14 Mar 2014
 
Urban Survivors - Tegucigalpa
Social violence and exclusion

The medical consequences of violence

Project Update 11 Dec 2012
 
Mexico

Suffering because of trade?

Project Update 12 Sep 2003

Contact us

Acapulco Sexual Violence
MSF Mexico

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