Government Supports Comprehensive Care for Repatriated Migrants

The Government of the Republic of Guatemala is committed to assisting individuals who migrate to other countries, especially the United States.

by Victor Cojulún
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Guatemala City, by Jenny Herrera -AGN.- As a part of the ongoing efforts to support migrants, the Government of the Republic of Guatemala, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs -Minex-, and other entities focus on a humanitarian approach to address the needs of individuals who migrate to other countries, especially the United States.

In June, Minex attended a delegation from the United States government, which conducted a series of visits to offices that assist returning migrants in Guatemala.

Visits

According to the Guatemalan Foreign Ministry, they conducted a series of visits to offices assisting migrant and refugee populations in Guatemala.

These visits aimed to show them the care and protection provided to migrants who return from Mexico by land.

Afterwards, they visited the Center for the Assistance of Migrants and Refugees -Capmir- in Tecún Umán, San Marcos. The International Organization for Migration -IOM- implemented the project, which provides humanitarian aid, medical and psychosocial assistance, and protection to migrants.

Support

Furthermore, since June 2021, the Guatemalan Air Force has had a Reception Center for Repatriated Migrants.

This center received support from the United States Agency for International Development -USAID-, which donated USD 1.2 million for the center’s construction, furnishing, and main equipment.

The facility has 14 units for government institutions and organizations that offer economic and educational reintegration services to repatriated migrants.


These actions by the Guatemalan Government contribute to the well-being of Guatemalans, mainly through comprehensive care for addressing the needs of deported fellow citizens who return mostly from the United States and Mexico.

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