Americas

Our actions in Americas

400,000

people migrate each year between Central America and Mexico

10,000

people displaced to North America in October 2018

Our programs in Americas

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
Emergency
In the isolated rural areas of the departments of Meta, Guaviare, Nariño, Cauca, Valle del Cauca and Chocó the nearest health centre is sometimes several hours away on foot or by dugout canoe. In these conditions, accessing the most basic health services is extremely dangerous. The isolation of the...
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Central America and Mexico form a corridor with one of the largest constant flows of migrants in transit anywhere in the world. Around 450,000 people migrate between Central America and Mexico every year. In late 2018, migrant caravans of almost 10,000 people travelled through Central America and...
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The economic crisis in Venezuela has serious consequences for the healthcare situation and health services in the country. Over 4 million Venezuelans fled the country between 2015 and 2019 . Lack of access to good quality health services and medical treatment is second only to food shortages among...
 
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