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:

  • Information for refugees and asylum seekers in Mexico – help.unhcr.org
  • For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.

Contact Information

The UNHCR Representation in Mexico

Street Address:
Calz. General Mariano Escobedo 526, Chapultepec Morales, Anzures, Miguel Hidalgo, 11590 Ciudad de México, Mexico

Mailing Address:
Calz. General Mariano Escobedo 526, Chapultepec Morales, Anzures, 11590 Miguel Hidalgo, Ciudad de México, CDMX, 11590 Mexico, Mexico

Telephone:
52 55 50 83 17 10

Email:
[email protected]

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 2020, Ano Nuevo
03 February 2020, Constitucion Mexicana
09 April 2020, Jueves Santo
10 April 2020, Viernes Santo
01 May 2020, Dia del Trabajo
26 May 2020, Eid Al-Fitr
31 July 2020, Eid Al-Adha
16 September 2020, Independencia de Mexico
16 November 2020, Revolucion Mexicana
25 December 2020, Navidad

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:
[email protected]

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