For two years, under a policy known as Title 42, the United States government has used the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to close its southern border to asylum seekers. This devastating policy has exposed highly vulnerable people to more violence and danger. Title 42, invoked by the Trump administration in March 2020 and repeatedly […]
Tens of thousands of migrants are trapped in extremely vulnerable conditions in northern and southern Mexico due to failed asylum policies and mass deportations from the US, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today, denouncing the overcrowded conditions and lack of access to medical and social services for migrants […]
By Laura Panqueva Otálora, MSF Head of Communications in Mexico.
Hundreds of people deported by the United States to Mexico under the Title 42 policy – most of them women and children – are stranded in a public square in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, vulnerable to kidnapping and violence and going without basic necessities.
The commitments announced last week between the United States, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to reinforce the militarization of borders will further criminalize people on the move, says the international medical organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), leaving migrants more exposed to organized crime and COVID-19. MSF has witnessed both repeated raids and arbitrary detentions […]
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) condemns the attack on one of its ambulance teams in Reparto Las Cañas, Ilopango, El Salvador on January 31 by an armed group. As a medical humanitarian organization, MSF operates under the principles of neutrality, impartiality and independence. MSF calls on armed groups to respect medical services. The two ambulance […]
Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador have been responding to the COVID-19 emergency for the last six months and all three countries are now showing a decreasing number of cases.
Before they lost their belongings during the storm, people already faced the economic and social consequences of complying with the quarantine imposed by the Salvadoran government to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
MSF calls for migrants in detention centres to be released and given access to proper medical care and protection following Tenosique detention centre fire.
New migration policies imposed by the United States and Mexico are trapping many Central Americans in dangerous conditions, with severe consequences for their physical and mental health, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a report released today. The report, No Way Out, is based on 480 interviews and […]