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The US increases financial support for the care of asylum seekers in Central America and Mexico

The United States Department of State destiny $ 20 million additional to answer the urgent humanitarian needs of the almost 700 thousand asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants in Central America and Mexico.



With the extra funds, assistance to the region amounts to more than $ 31 million in 2021. Photo: Cuartoscuro


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With the extra funds, assistance to the region amounts to more than $ 31 million in 2021. Photo: Cuartoscuro

According to Office of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM), with the extra funds, assistance to the region amounts to more than $ 31 million in 2021.

“This extra volume of funding will enable greater access to international protection, as well as support for mental health and psychosocial support, legal assistance, shelter and health care, including prevention and treatment of COVID-19,” manifested.

Through a press release, he highlighted that, with the support of international partner organizations, the PRM also supports the governments of Central America and Mexico, in the development of capacities of protection for migrants.

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“Through this new humanitarian assistance, the United States furthers its mission to collaboratively manage migration in the region, which includes promoting access to protection and increasing the US response to urgent humanitarian needs,” he added.

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