NGO integrates RH into migrant services in Guatemala
15th June 2023
This week, as the world observes World Refugee Day, the RHSC is pleased to report that our Guatemalan partner NGO TAN UX´IL has helped integrate sexual and reproductive health supplies into the migrant services offered at Petén Care Center. Petén, Guatemala, is on a major transit route for Central American migrants heading to Mexico and the United States. Under the Paso Seguro initiative, two UNHCR-trained nurses have been hired, and nearly 1500 women have received SRH services, a quarter of whom aged 10-19.
2,500 family planning products, 900 dignity kits containing items such as menstrual health pads and other basic supplies, and more than 500 emergency contraception pills were distributed in the last four months. A special brief produced last year by the RHSC sheds more light on the migrant situation in Central America.