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.
Our Work in Mexico
JRS Mexico works closely with the Jesuit Migration Network and the Jesuit Migration Service to accompany migrants in need of international protection through legal and psychosocial support. JRS Mexico provides a variety of services including a shelter and emergency assistance, psychosocial support, community integration projects, recreational activities, and legal assistance. JRS Mexico also advocates for refugees and asylum seekers through awareness and visibility campaigns.
See Our Work
JRS Mexico Country Director
Fr Arturo González González SJ
Mexico City, Comalapa, Tapachula, ChiapasVisit the JRS Latin America and the Caribbean Website