The North of Central America suffers from violence as a result of gangs and other organized crime. This is the main driver of forced displacement in the region. Through the year we anticipate UNHCR will help accommodate 10,000 people of concern, support 6,000 to access employment and 5,700 to receive legal assistance.

While UNHCR continues to improve financial support, legal aid, and safe housing for asylum seekers, the long-term stability of refugees remains a concern. We are working with government institutions and local partners to integrate hundreds of refugees who are seeking safety here each year.  

For information about our work in Mexico:

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Contact Information

The UNHCR Representation in Mexico

Style of Address:
The UNHCR Representative in Mexico

Street Address:
Cervantes Saavedra 193, Oficina 1402, Col. Granada, Mexico D.F., 11520 Mexico, Mexico

Mailing Address:
Cervantes Saavedra 193, Oficina 1402, Col. Granada, Mexico D.F., 11520 Mexico, Mexico

Telephone:
52 55 50 83 17 10

Email:
mexme@unhcr.org

Time Zone:
GMT + -6

Working Hours:
Monday: 8:30 - 16:30
Tuesday: 8:30 - 16:30
Wednesday: 8:30 - 16:30
Thursday: 8:30 - 16:30
Friday: 8:30 - 16:30
Saturday:
Sunday:

Public Holidays:
01 January 2018, Ano Nuevo
05 February 2018, Constitucion Mexicana
19 March 2018, Natalicio de Benito Juarez
29 March 2018, Jueves santo
30 March 2018, Viernes santo
01 May 2018, Dia del Trabajo
15 June 2018, Eid AI-Fitr
21 August 2018, Eid AI-Adha
19 November 2018, Revolucion Mexicana
25 December 2018, Navidad

The UNHCR Representation in Mexico

The UNHCR Field Office in Tapachula

Style of Address:
The UNHCR Field Office in Tapachula

Street Address:
21 Oriente No. 22 entre 9a y 11a Av Norte, Col. Lomas del Soconusco, CP 30725 Tapachula, Chiapas, Tapachula, CHPS, Mexico

Mailing Address:
Prolongacion Central Oriente s/n, Plaza Kamico, local 5 y 6, Tapachula, CHPS, Mexico

Telephone:
52 962 642 5198

Facsimile:
52 962 642 5200

Email:
MEXTA@UNHCR.ORG

Time Zone:
GMT + 3

Working Hours:
Monday: 08:30 - 16:00
Tuesday: 08:30 - 16:00
Wednesday: 08:30 - 16:00
Thursday: 08:30 - 16:00
Friday: 08:30 - 16:00
Saturday:
Sunday:

Comments:
Mexican States: Chiapas, Tabasco, Oaxaca and Veracruz

The International Protection of Unaccompanied or Separated Children along the Southern Border of Mexico 2006-2008

Published by the UNHCR Regional Office for Mexico, Cuba and Central America, October 2008

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