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 Regional Program on Migration Mesoamerica- The Caribbean is helping fight the virus.

 

 

 

 

 

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.
  • 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.

 

Materials

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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