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DRC began operations in Mexico in July 2020 in response to the humanitarian crisis affecting the increasing mixed migration flows in the country.

11 Jul 2024

Proposed U.S. asylum rule limits access to protection and fuels increase in vulnerability

06 May 2024

DRC’s capacity building program for national/local NGO's in Latin America

20 Mar 2024

The DEEP: Gestionar la información cualitativa para mejores análisis basados en la evidencia

31 Jan 2024

Evidence of an upsurge in violence and rights violations against people on the move in Mexico, needs overview shows

30 Sep 2023

Protection Information Management Portal: Mexico

30 Sep 2023

Dashboards: Mexico

Displacement trends

Source: | UNHCR

Core sectors Mexico

Economic Recovery
Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding
Shelter and Settlements
Camp Coordination and Camp Management

Displacement Trends


EDPs: Refugees under UNHCR’s mandate
IDPs: Internally displaced persons
Asylum seekers: People whose claims for refugee status have not yet been determined
Stateless: People not considered as nationals by any State
HST: People living in Host Communities
OIP: Others in need of International Protection
OOC: Others of Concern

Source: UNHCR

See definitions here


DRC forecasts are based on a machine learning tool that has been developed to predict forced displacement (IDPs, refugees and asylum seekers) at the national level 1-3 years into the future.

See all available forecasts here

DocumentsAll Documents

Submission of Comments to the U.S. DHS and U.S. DOJ – “Securing the Border”

11 Jul 2024

Protection Monitoring Snapshots: Mexico

30 Apr 2024

Protection reports: Mexico

31 Mar 2024

Protection Needs Overview Mexico

31 Dec 2023


31 Dec 2023

DRC in Latin America

04 Jul 2023

Why we are there

DRC operates in Mexico to respond to two distinct crises: mixed migration and internally displaced persons (IDPs). Although these two situations have different causes, they both produce humanitarian needs and protection risks for persons of concern.

To date, DRC’s program in Mexico provides protection and assistance to refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons.

As of mid-2022, DRC’s program in Mexico provides protection and assistance to refugees, migrants and IDPs.

What we do

Over the last two years, DRC’s intervention in Mexico initially consisted of protection and assistance activities for recently arrived refugees and migrants in Tapachula, Chiapas - the main entry point to the country - through its local partner, the Jesuit Refugee Service Mexico (JRS).

In 2021, DRC and JRS extended their  activities to Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua at Mexico’s northern border with the United States to address the humanitarian needs of refugees and migrants unable to cross from Mexico into the United States due to policy restrictions.

In 2022, following registration as a local organization in Mexico, DRC established a field office in Tapachula from where it directly implements protection activities.

Also in 2022, DRC began to address the crisis of violence-induced internal displacement in Sinaloa and Chihuahua, both states that form part of the socalled Golden Triangle characterized by the presence and illicit activities of organized criminal groups.

DRC established a field office in Culiacan, Sinaloa from which it conducts protection and assistance activities, as well as a field presence in Los Mochis, Sinaloa and a limited field presence in Chihuahua.

Working in collaboration with

European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs




Country Director



Operations Director for Latin America