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A humanitarian response to the

migratory phenomenon
in Central America

We work to secure food assistance, protection, and a temporary shelter for migrants.

In recent years, the Northern Triangle of Central America has been affected by forced displacement, migration, and the return of displaced families, in addition to droughts and hurricanes, thus causing non-stop cycles of mobility inside and outside the countries. However, this situation has worsened since 2014, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in increasing migration waves in the region.

The pre-existing conditions of poverty, social exclusion, the violation of rights, and vulnerability have been the main triggers of human mobility. The number of people who suffer forced displacement, migration or forced return increases every year, requiring the attention of governments and the search for measures that help mitigate the problem and reduce its impacts.

Currently, CARE implements the project “A humanitarian response to the migratory phenomenon in Central America” in coordination with the Human Rights Ombudsman’s Office (PDH) and migrant shelters in Guatemala City, Esquipulas (Chiquimula), Entre Ríos (Izabal), Santa Elena – Ceibo (Petén), and Tecún Umán (San Marcos). The project is implementing measures in the following sectors: Food and nutrition assistance, WASH, shelter, and protection.


To provide humanitarian assistance to the migrant population in Guatemala, which includes food, protection, and temporary shelter.


  • Direct: 13,000 people (6,630 women and 6,370 men) in conditions of human mobility in the Guatemalan territory. 
  • Indirect: 52,000 people that integrate their household.


  • Migrant shelters from the Missionaries of St Charles Scalabrinians.
  • Migrant shelters from Human Mobility Pastoral.
  • Human Rights Ombudsman’s Office (PDH).


  • The distribution of prepared meals in shelters that cover the nutritional needs of people in conditions of human mobility.
  • To contribute to the food security of families under conditions of mobility through vouchers that can be exchanged for food in local supermarkets.
  • The distribution of small food kits to consume on the migratory route.
  • To help migrant shelters improve their safe spaces for populations under conditions of mobility. 
  • To provide information on rights to migrants at border-crossing points.
  • The distribution of personal hygiene and protection kits against COVID-19 that comply with Sphere’s Humanitarian Standards, in coordination with strategic partners and allies.


Due to the joint efforts with strategic partners and allies, people in conditions of human mobility benefited from food and nutritional assistance, WASH, shelters, and protection.


A Latter-Day Saints Charity.