International Committee of the Red Cross

Mexico and Central America: Vital support for migrants from Red Cross volunteers

Photo gallery 31 August 2017

Thousands of people in Mexico and Central America decide to leave their homes every year to escape poverty and violence. In the hope of a better life, they set off on a journey that can often be long and treacherous. The ICRC has paired up with the Red Cross societies of Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras to set up aid stations along the migration route. Red Cross volunteers work tirelessly at these points to provide migrants with basic health care, water and the opportunity to contact loved ones.