Red Cross teams in Central America are bringing medical support, water and kindness to exhausted women, children and men on the move in Guatemala and Mexico.
The Guatemalan Red Cross is providing pre-hospital care, transfers to health centres, psychosocial support, distribution of safe drinking water, delivery of hygiene kits and reestablishment of contact between family members
There is an urgent need to scale up health services for people in transit and in the communities where they settle. Many people arrive in poor health, including children, pregnant women and the elderly who are malnourished, and people with chronic diseases who have been without medicines and care.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is supporting Red Cross societies responding to migration in the Americas.