Response to COVID-19

 

COVID-19 has had a great impact on all of the world, and migrant communities in Mesoamerica and the Caribbean are no exception. Click each country to learn how the Western Hemisphere Program is helping fight the virus.

 

 

 

Panama

 

 

 

Belize

  • Donation of 300 hygiene kits to the Department of Human Services. This department serves the most vulnerable members of society including migrant families, women and girls facing gender-based violence, sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

 

Mexico

  • Delivery of food and hydration kits to 20 migrants stranded in the border zone.
  • Assistance to migrants who currently live in El Salvador and have found themselves out of jobs due to the crisis.
  • Management with institutions and local governments for future assistance and follow-up in orientation of regularization processes when the emergency passes, through the Information Hubs.
  • Application of the Livelihoods survey to the returned migrant population in the context of COVID-19

 

 

 

 

Materials

Reintegration campaign for migrants returning to Guatemala [Spanish]

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Summary of Main Findings of the Survey: COVID-19 Efects on Migrants in Central America and Mexico

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Standard Operating Procedures for Front-Line Border Officials at the Point of Entry in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

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An aid for Information Hub personnel and migrant advocates dealing with COVID-19 (in Spanish)

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An informative video that gathers WHO recommendations to protect ourselves against COVID-19 (in Spanish)

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Advice for mental health during the COVID-19 crisis (in Spanish)

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Guidance for employers and business to enhance migrant worker protection during the current health crisis

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