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 […]
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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 […]
Greater focus on under-resourced communities in the United States is urgently needed to ensure that all people can protect themselves and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The US government’s decision to block asylum proceedings and close the US-Mexico border threatens the healthy and safety of thousands.
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 […]
One year since the United States implemented its “Remain in Mexico” policy, tens of thousands of asylum seekers are trapped in danger in Mexico, facing daily violence and dealing with the mental health toll of constant risk and uncertainty, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said on January 30. “The […]
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) protested in front of the New York Stock Exchange in New York today, demanding the pharmaceutical corporation Johnson & Johnson (J&J) make the tuberculosis (TB) drug bedaquiline available for all people with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) for no more than a dollar a day. The price of this crucial drug […]