Migrant Protection and Assistance

Human trafficking behind deceptive offers: How to recognize them

The socio-health emergency of COVID-19 has had a strong impact on different social, economic and structural spheres, strongly affecting the most vulnerable social strata.

The disinformation escalation during the pandemic and how to contain it

The multidimensional aspect of the pandemic is often referred to in political debates and in the media, as it has not only health but also economic and social implications. Due to the urgent, critical and often discouraging nature of COVID-19, the society is reacting to the advancement of the emergency by experiencing emotions such as fear and rejection, stimulated by the spread of false information. This is the case of migrants, who are frequently accused of bringing the virus to a certain country or of causing the increase in cases.

Extortion is Causing the Expulsion of Migrants from the Northern Triangle of Central America

In cases of forced displacement, extortion is often mentioned as one of the main causes. However, extortion is located within a cycle of violence, such sexual violence, murder, etc., and it is difficult to identify a single incident of extortion as the sole reason for leaving a country.

Intersecting discriminations: migrants facing racism

Alongside forms of discrimination based on gender, class, disability and other characteristics, racism can have a significant impact on the way migrants are perceived and treated. Racism can be understood as any theory, doctrine, ideology, or sets of ideas that create links between genetic or physical characteristics individuals or groups with their intellectual, cultural, and personality traits, including the false concept of racial superiority. Racism tends to gener<alize about a group of people by associating certain characteristics (such as skin colour) with negative traits.

What is the impact of COVID-19 on LGBTI migrants?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) migrants may face intersecting discriminations: both as migrants as well as on the basis of their gender identity and/or sexual orientation. It is important that measures are put in place to ensure that these populations have equal access to public health and safety services, and assistance to overcome the socio-economic impacts of the crisis. Here are some of the specific challenges that LGBTI migrants may have to overcome.

Difficulties in accessing healthcare services

Are you working in shelters during COVID19? Follow these recommendations

The novel coronavirus or COVID-19 has affected everyone, forcing people to make adjustments in their ways of life. Different groups have different needs and requirements, including migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, displaced persons and those who assist them in shelters and refuges.

Protocol for the protection and care of Salvadoran migrant children and adolescents

The Protocol for the protection and care of Salvadoran migrant children and adolescents contains the principles, national and international legal provisions related to the matter, as well as a detailed description of the intervention that each of the entities develops in the process of returning Salvadoran children and adolescents and those identified at borders without adequate documentation or traveling in conditions of vulnerability.

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Derribando algunos de los mitos alrededor de la trata de personas

On July 30, we commemorate the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, a crime which has caught more than 40 million people worldwide in exploitation situations.

Despite being a recognized crime around the world, there are many myths that surround its reality. To better understand what human trafficking is, we will share some of the most common claims about this crime, and review one by one whether they are true or not.

Migrant smuggling, trafficking in persons, and white slave trafficking, what's the difference?

Migrant smuggling, trafficking in persons and even white slave trafficking: we might hear these expressions being used as synonyms, when in reality they have very different meanings. Let's start by eliminating one, the term "white slave trafficking".

Directory of Services for Migrants 2017

(Available only in Spanish) Identifying public and private institutions that provide services to migrants is essential for a better integration of migrant populations. We hope that this Resource Guide will be a useful tool for institutions, non-governmental organizations, private organizations and all those that provide assistance to migrant populations in vulnerable situations.

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