Mexico and Central America: Humanitarian Report 2024

Mexico and Central America: Humanitarian Report 2024

As a neutral, impartial, and independent humanitarian organization, we collaborate closely with the National Red Cross Societies in the region, as well as with authorities and individuals affected by violence.

Our work focuses on protecting the lives and dignity of those affected by violence, including migrants, missing people, and internally displaced persons.

In this report, we describe our humanitarian action during 2023.

Mexico and Central America: The ICRC calls on states to step up and coordinate efforts to protect people affected by armed violence

At the presentation of its 2024 Humanitarian Reports on Tuesday, 23 April, the ICRC's regional delegation for Mexico and Central America called on states to step up their efforts to protect people affected by armed violence through interinstitutional coordination, prevention strategies and effective responses to meet their needs.

READ: MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA: THE ICRC CALLS ON STATES TO STEP UP AND COORDINATE EFFORTS TO PROTECT PEOPLE AFFECTES BY ARMED VIOLENCE

Mexico and Central America: "The urgent need for a coordinated response to silent violence

Olivier Dubois
Head of the ICRC's regional delegation for Mexico and Central America

It is this silent violence that worries us the most, because whole families and communities are no longer able to live in peace and follow their dreams, but this violence may go unnoticed. Only those who sit at a comfortable distance can act like nothing is happening and convince themselves that this silence is peaceful rather than fearful.

READ: "THE URGENT NEED FOR A COORDINATED RESPONSE TO SILENT VIOLENCE" 

62.512
medical assistance provided to the migrant population
135.000
telephone calls and internet connectivity services were provided to migrants
16
visits to six migration stations and temporary shelters
100
humanitarian forensic mortuary was built, providing dignified storage for the remains of 100 deceased migrants