Past Event

Food Security and (Forced) Migration through Mexico

December 11, 2020
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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Description of the themes that would be touched upon at the event:

The migration corridor between Mexico and the USA is among the most active worldwide. In 2017, 70,000 migrants primarily from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, transited Mexico to reach the USA. During their migration, migrants face many challenges in meeting their most basic needs, such as access to food, shelter, and health care often depending heavily on humanitarian assistance.  

Recent studies have found that 74% of international migrants in transit through Mexico experienced moderate and severe food insecurity, with many not eating for multiple consecutive days and employing emergency coping strategies.

Join the researchers leading these studies, migrant service providers, and international organizations overseeing strategies to meet evolving migrant needs to discuss the context of food insecurity in the migration corridor in Mexico, the contributing factors and implications of widespread food insecurity among migrants, and current challenges to migrant health and safety.  

This conversation will be in both English and Spanish.

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