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20 Feb 2019 description
report Inter Press Service

By Emilio Godoy

MEXICO CITY, Feb 20 2019 (IPS) - “We’re in a very difficult situation. There is militarisation at a regional level, and gender-based violence. We are at risk, we cannot silence that,” Aura Lolita Chávez, an indigenous woman from Guatemala, complained at a meeting of human rights defenders from Latin America held in the Mexican capital.

19 Feb 2019 description

February 19, 2019

Washington, D.C. - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) expressed its concern over the human rights situation of the migrants and refugees that are part of the so-called migrant caravan heading to Mexico and the United States. The IACHR urges the states of Honduras and Guatemala to guarantee the human rights of the migrants and refugees that are part of this caravan, including the right to leave any given territory, to seek and be granted asylum, and to nonrefoulement.

19 Feb 2019 description

19 de febrero de 2019

Washington, D.C. – La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) expresa su preocupación ante la situación de derechos humanos de las personas migrantes y refugiadas que integran una caravana que camina rumbo a México y Estados Unidos. La CIDH insta a los Estados de Honduras y Guatemala a garantizar los derechos humanos de las personas migrantes y refugiadas que integran la caravana, incluyendo el derecho a salir de cualquier territorio, a buscar y recibir asilo y a la no devolución.

18 Feb 2019 description

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, 14 de febrero de 2019.- Dos de las mayores agencias humanitarias del mundo, ACNUR, la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados, y el Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja (CICR), han unido esfuerzos para construir un albergue para personas migrantes, refugiadas y solicitantes de asilo en Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz. En coordinación con la Diócesis de Coatzacoalcos, las organizaciones humanitarias buscan subsanar las necesidades de alojamiento que requieren las personas que transitan por esta ruta.

18 Feb 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

Emergency care

Incidents of threats and violence affecting emergency health care

Africa

Democratic Republic of the Congo

11 January 2019: In Marabo town, Ituri province, local taxi drivers and other residents opposed to the construction of an Ebola isolation centre threw rocks at NGO health workers. Source: ACLED1

Somalia

17 Feb 2019 description

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 July 2018 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union, amending Regulations (EU) No 1296/2013, (EU) No 1301/2013, (EU) No 1303/2013, (EU)
No 1304/2013, (EU) No 1309/2013, (EU) No 1316/2013, (EU) No 223/2014, (EU) No 283/2014, and Decision No 541/2014/EU and repealing Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/20121 , and in particular Article 110 thereof,

16 Feb 2019 description

MSF and other humanitarian organizations blocked from accessing people in need.

This week, more than 1,700 migrants trying to reach the United States who camped out in an abandoned factory at the US-Mexico border in Piedras Negras, Mexico, were blocked from leaving the factory by Mexican police and soldiers. The Mexican government then bussed them to other unsafe border cities in Mexico where migrants are targeted and extremely vulnerable to crime and violence.

15 Feb 2019 description

In response to President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the U.S. southern border as a means to direct funding to unnecessary border security measures, Physicians for Human Rights issued the statement below asserting the administration’s grievous neglect of the real emergency at the border – the threat to asylum seekers’ safety.

15 Feb 2019 description
  • La búsqueda de empleo y la violencia son las principales razones para migrar de las personas centroamericanas.
  • El acceso a recursos básicos de subsistencia y a información sobre formas de regularización y derechos humanos son parte de sus principales necesidades.

Chiapas, México.

15 Feb 2019 description

Chiapas – A survey conducted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) between 25-30 January near the border crossing flanked by Tecún Umán (Guatemala) and Suchiate (Mexico) revealed that just over half (51.6%) of approximately 5,000 Central American migrants waiting at that border crossing to receive the humanitarian card of the Mexican government, only left their country as part of the ‘migrant caravans’.

15 Feb 2019 description

Background

As part of the activities of IOM Regional Program on Migration in Mexico, a flow monitoring survey has been implemented in the southern border region of the country, specifically in the State of Chiapas on the border with Guatemala.

The survey was conducted in the context of the emergence of migratory movements known as Caravans of Central American Migrants. These caravans are characterized, by the migration of people mainly from countries of North Central America towards the North America.

15 Feb 2019 description

Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reports that 7,510 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through the first 44 days of 2019, almost a 9 per cent decline from the 8,234 arriving during the same period last year. Deaths on the three main Mediterranean Sea routes through just over seven weeks of this year now are at 217 individuals, compared with 412 deaths during the same period in 2018.

IOM Spain

15 Feb 2019 description

The evaluation of the pilot project started in October 2017 to provide vital information to migrants travelling the migratory route from Central to North America through a digital information system has been completed and the results are very positive.

“_The screen helped me to ask for refuge, to know my rights as a migrant and to know the location of the consulate of El Salvador_” Salvadoran migrant, 19 years old.

11 Feb 2019 description

In advance of President Trump’s rally in El Paso this evening, Monday, February 11, in which he is expected to discuss U.S. immigration policy, Physicians for Human Rights – based on its own research – is raising the alarm about the administration’s egregious human rights record at the border violating migrants’ right to seek asylum.

08 Feb 2019 description
report Human Rights Watch

México debería priorizar la protección y la asistencia

Carlos Ríos Espinosa
Senior Researcher and Advocate, Disability Rights Division

“Si me quedaba en Honduras, iba a morir”, afirmó José Medrano (seudónimo), un hombre de 31 años con discapacidad física que se desplaza en silla de ruedas, a quien conocí la semana pasada en un albergue para solicitantes de asilo y migrantes en la Ciudad de México. Se lamentó por la falta de servicios de rehabilitación y por la calidad deficiente de los tratamientos médicos en su país de origen.

08 Feb 2019 description

Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reports that 6,932 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through the first 38 days of 2019, a 12 per cent decrease from the 7,795 arriving during the same period last year. Deaths on the three main Mediterranean Sea routes through just over five weeks of the new year are at 211 individuals, compared with 391 deaths during the same period in 2018 (see chart 1).

So far in 2019, IOM’s Missing Migrants Project has recorded the deaths of 369 people (see chart below).