Number of people served in 2020: 15,067

Violence and persecution by organized crime groups has forced many people from countries such as Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador to seek international protection in Mexico. An estimated 8,200 registered refugees live in Mexico, in addition to hundreds of asylum applicants. Every year between 400,000 and 500,000 people irregularly transit through Mexico each year, at least 150,000 of these people are in need of protection. 

See Our Work

Luis, a Jesuit in formation helps prepare food in the Bojay Shelter in Hildago, México. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
A migrant boy from the JRS Bojay Shelter in Hidalgo, México. (Jesuit Refugee Service)



JRS Mexico Country Director

Fr Arturo González González SJ

Project locations:

Mexico City, Comalapa, Tapachula, Chiapas

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