Blocked from Protection: Unaccompanied Migrant Children on Mexico's Southern Border

September 21, 2022

As the number of asylum seekers in Mexico has increased significantly in recent years, Mexico has militarized its southern border region in response. As a result, seeking protection has become increasingly difficult for migrant families and children, including children who are unaccompanied, separated, or at-risk of separation from their families. Restrictions imposed by COVID-19 have compounded the challenges these populations face. KIND and our partners Center for Human Rights Fray Matías de Cordova (Fray Matías) in Tapachula, Chiapas and La 72, Shelter for Migrants (La 72) in Tenosique, Tabasco, documented the obstacles and dangerous conditions unaccompanied children increasingly encounter along the border.

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