America

Our actions in America

400,000

people migrate each year between Central America and Mexico

10,000

people displaced to North America in October 2018

Our programs in America 

Social exclusion, violence, political instability and poverty in Latin and Central America are driving people out of their countries. Médecins du Monde is trying to ensure that these people have access to care and protection.

Our association is present for migrant women sex workers in Mexico to spread health education messages.

In Colombia, we provide mobile health services (sexual and reproductive health, waste management and psychological support) in isolated rural areas among the most affected by armed conflicts.

In this region of the world, our association is also present in Haiti, where it continues to support cholera treatment centers, assists women who are victims of unwanted pregnancies and supports maternal and child health.

Countries of intervention

Programme de santé sexuelle et reproductive pour les personnes isolées et exclues des soin
In the remote rural areas of the Nariño, Meta et Guaviare regions, where the first health centre is often several hours away on foot or by dugout canoe, access to the most basic health services in these conditions is extremely high risk. The inhabitants of these regions are victims of isolation,...
Approximately 40,000 migrants come to Mexico from all over Central America each year. Many of them, not attempting to reach the United States, settle in the border regions, particularly in Tapachula, in the south of Mexico. In the south of Mexico, many immigrant women survive through sex work. In...