While a number Latin American countries and the rest of the world have closed their borders and restricted movement to contain the spread of coronavirus, Mexico has continued to register new asylum claims from people fleeing brutal violence and persecution.
UNHCR welcomes the commitment by Central American countries and Mexico to strengthen their efforts to address forced displacement in their region.
A rapidly increasing number of women, children and men from the North of Central America are finding in Mexico the opportunity to be safe and rebuild their life. Has Canada a role to play?
As Central Americans’ asylum claims soar 231 per cent in less than one year, Filippo Grandi visits Mexico and calls for further resources.
UNHCR’s ‘holistic’ integration project helps refugees find jobs, education, homes and help towards naturalization.
Marco, a gay refugee from Honduras, finds safety in Canada after fleeing from violence in his home country and in Mexico.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has seen the announcements by the US and Mexican Governments on new asylum protocols and issues this statement.
Para aumentar la visibilidad de la crisis del norte de Centroamérica, ACNUR, la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados, está dando la bienvenida a representantes gubernamentales y activistas de derechos humanos de la región, del 18 al 20 de junio, para compartir información de primera mano con la población canadiense.
UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency, urges the United States to prioritize family unity and the best interests of children as it implements new border management policies along the US-Mexico border.