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30 Nov 2017 description

29 November 2017

In recent days, the Mexican Congress has rushed discussions about the Law on Internal Security (Ley de Seguridad Interior, LSI) that would normalize the participation of Mexico’s armed forces in public security tasks. In the media and in public spaces, legislators from various political parties have insisted on the law’s approval. Despite documented concerns from civil society organizations, and against the opinion of human rights and security experts, Mexico’s Congress plans to debate the law on Thursday, November 30.

29 Nov 2017 description

Providing Ongoing Assistance in Mexico

Episcopal Relief & Development supports relief and recovery efforts in Mexico in partnership with the Anglican Dioceses of Southeastern Mexico and Cuernavaca following two devastating earthquakes in September 2017.

28 Nov 2017 description

Movilizada sobre el tema de la migración desde 2003, la FIDH observa con inquietud la subcontratación de las políticas migratorias y el aumento de su carácter represivo, particularmente a través de la externalización de las fronteras de los países de destino hacia las rutas migratorias de los países de tránsito y de salida. Los acuerdos formales o informales y programas internacionales como el « Programa Frontera Sur » (EE.UU.

28 Nov 2017 description

Mobilized on the issue of migration since 2003, FIDH is concerned about the outsourcing of migration policies and increase in their repressive character, particularly through the externalization of borders from countries of destination to the countries of transit and departure.

28 Nov 2017 description

Mobilisée sur la thématique migratoire depuis 2003, la FIDH s’inquiète de la sous-traitance des politiques migratoires et de l’augmentation de leur caractère répressif, notamment à travers l’externalisation des frontières des pays de destination vers les routes des pays de transits et de départ.

22 Nov 2017 description

The mass migration underway around the world puts children in harm’s way

By Patrick Canagasingham, CEO & child sponsor
ceo-office@ccfcanada.ca

We’ve been talking about a specific global controversy for what _seems_ like ages — on TV, the radio, the web, social media and around the water cooler, but it’s an age-old problem. And, putting up barriers won’t solve the systemic issue causing people to risk their lives to migrate from their homeland through unconventional, dangerous channels.

19 Nov 2017 description
report Direct Relief

A bustling, tree-lined plaza — the center of community life in Ocuituco, Mexico — is now a place for the city’s residents to get the medical care they need. In the state of Morelos, where Ocuituco is located, a 7.1-magnitude temblor damaged 24,000 buildings in September, structures that included the Centro de Salud de Ocuituco, a health center that serves about 4,500 patients.

The town’s hospital is still operational but is several miles outside of the town’s center, requiring patients to walk the distance or hire a car — expensive in the mountainous region.

16 Nov 2017 description

Two months after a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake in south-east Mexico, SOS Children’s Villages is considering establishing a Child Friendly Space to provide support for children still affected by the devastation.

None of the more than 40 children at SOS Children’s Village Tehuacán were hurt during the 19 September earthquake and there was no major damage to the village. Families in the surrounding community programmes were also reported unharmed.

14 Nov 2017 description

This misguided development shuts our doors to children fleeing violence, gang conscription, human trafficking, and sexual exploitation in the region

CAM termination is yet another illustration of the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant agenda that people of good faith must resist together

31 Oct 2017 description
report Direct Relief

By Michael Snyder

On a scorching Wednesday afternoon, representatives from Direct Relief-partner organization Mexfam drove into the village of Santa María de Xadani in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca to deliver ten large tents to families that lost their homes in the series of earthquakes and aftershocks that began here on Sept. 7.

30 Oct 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Devolver a los menores en la frontera de EE.UU. a sus países de origen es una condición para mantener a los “Dreamers”

26 Oct 2017 description

The global burden of Improvised Explosive Devices

Iain Overton and Jennifer Dathan

There is no day that goes past without the impact of an improvised explosive device (IED) making headlines around the world. Of all explosive weapons used, the IED is the most widespread, the most harmful and the most pernicious. Based on the belief that to overcome a problem, we must first understand it, this monitor is a small step in seeking to address the terrible realities of today.
It is a monitor that is, also, a response to a call to action.

20 Oct 2017 description
report World Vision

Este reporte ha sido diseñado para ayudarle a entender e interpretar fácilmente los resultados de la Encuesta de Protección Infantil 2017 de World Visión.

Los detalles de la metodología, tamaño de la muestra y fechas en las cuales esta investigación se realizó se incluyen a continuación:

En este reporte usted verá los resultados regionales agregados para todos los países encuestados. Los países incluidos en esta encuesta son:

OBJETIVOS CLAVES:

18 Oct 2017 description
report Save the Children

Ciudad de México, 18 de octubre de 2017.

Más de 226.000 niñas y niños mexicanos siguen durmiendo en las calles o en albergues un mes después del segundo terremoto que afectó a México. Save the Children alerta de que esta situación expone a la infancia a altos niveles de desprotección que podrían derivar en situaciones de abuso, violencia o explotación.

13 Oct 2017 description

by Martha Holley Newsome | Sep 27, 2017

The past month has unleashed what seems to be a startling increase in natural and manmade disasters – hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and violence. Bringing healing to people in crisis is core to who we are as an organization. It compels us to act, and to prayerfully consider where Medical Teams can help most – where the health needs are greatest, where we can gain access to those in need, and where we have the resources to respond.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

09 Oct 2017 description
report Save the Children

Una vez que los niños han interrumpido su educación tienen un 30% menos de posibilidades de volver al colegio.

Ciudad de México, 6 de octubre de 2017. Alrededor de 5,3 millones de niños mexicanos no han podido regresar a las aulas tras los fuertes terremotos que sacudieron el país el pasado mes de septiembre, según alerta Save the Children. Esto es especialmente preocupante ya que, según el Banco Mundial, en México, una vez que los niños se ven obligados a abandonar la escuela tienen un 30% menos de probabilidades de seguir con su educación.

06 Oct 2017 description

On the morning of 27 September 2017, AMDA-Tenrikyo joint team visited an elementary school which was used as an evacuation center in La Novena Seccion, Juchitan, in Oaxaca Province. Though the security was tightened for burglary prevention, the team was admitted to the facility after negotiating with the facility representative.

05 Oct 2017 description
report Caritas

Seventeen earthquakes with magnitudes greater than four on the Richter scale hit Mexico from 7-24 September- the most devastating ones struck on 7 and 19 September, and the earth still trembles on the coasts of Oaxaca and Chiapas.

A state of emergency has been declared in 165 municipalities and according to official reports 331 people are dead. Over 27,000 houses have been affected, damaged or destroyed in Chalco, Oaxaca, Tuxtla, Ecatepec, and Chiapas, and 900 churches have suffered some sort of damage in the state of Chiapas alone.

04 Oct 2017 description

Un devastador sismo golpeó México el 19 de septiembre. Cientos de personas han muerto, miles han quedado sin hogar, y servicios esenciales han sufrido daños en varias localidades. Las autoridades mexicanas deben garantizar que los esfuerzos de ayuda y reconstrucción protejan los derechos humanos, sin discriminación.