A workshop to strengthen the care of migrant children and adolescents was opened in Chiapas

The International Seminar “Children and Adolescents in the Context of Human Mobility: From Social Assistance to Protection”, inaugurated by Governor Rutilio Escandón, brings together institutions, agencies, organizations and academics

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Governor Rutilio Escandón Cadenas opened the International Seminar “Children and Adolescents in the Context of Human Mobility: From Social Assistance to Protection”, in which various institutions, dependencies, organizations and academics will hold dialogue tables and keynote speeches to strengthen their knowledge and improve of this type of comprehensive care for children and adolescents.

From San Cristóbal de Las Casas, the president indicated that through this meeting it will be possible to have more tools and additionally to feel those tasks that allow to achieve the goals of care, because, he said, in Mexico migration is a transcendental issue and Chiapas is strategic territory due to its complex geography, being one of the borders through which more migrants pass.

He claims that with the support of the Government of Mexico, in addition to prioritizing actions focused on humanitarian rescue, new shelters have been built and existing ones rehabilitated and improved to provide protection and support to children, adolescents, women and migrants .in conditions of vulnerability.

“In this government of the Fourth Transformation, headed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, we are increasingly united in the search for better alternatives for the people of Mexico and for those who come from other countries, mainly to help children and adolescents , accompanied and unaccompanied”, he emphasized.

For her part, the head of the Unit for the Care of Vulnerable Populations of the National System of the DIF, Miriam Mireia Bahena Barbosa, recognized the commitment of the government of Rutilio Escandón, while indicating that this meeting is a watershed in public policy to strengthen childcare places and adolescents, which suggests the origin of joint work to transform the reality of this sector of the population.

Mentioning that the state and federal governments promote strategies that guarantee the rights of Mexican children and adolescents and those who travel through the national territory, the general director of the Chiapas DIF System, Deliamaría González Flandez, thanked those who participated in the realization of the Seminar , as well as to the friends and allies who support the projects and causes of the State DIF.

Meanwhile, the general coordinator of the Mexican Commission for the Assistance of Refugees (Comar), Alfonso Ramírez Silva, highlighted the support that the state government has given to Comar, given that Chiapas is characterized by hospitality and humanitarian convictions before the passage of groups of migrants. international protection seekers, especially in relation to children. For this reason, he pointed out, there is a possibility that the said commission will have a place in Tapachula to take care of this need.

The Director General of the First General Inspectorate of the National Human Rights Commission, Claudia Franco Martínez, said that human mobility must be understood as a right and that guaranteeing social assistance to these groups is part of the action to eradicate violence. He emphasized that legal instruments will continue to be used so that rights crystallize in practice, protecting children and adolescents.

In his welcoming message, the mayor of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mariano Díaz Ochoa, described this act as a historic date for Chiapas, as it convenes all the delegations of the republic for a noble cause that affects and occupies the attention of federal and state governments.

They were present: Director General of Migrant Protection and Liaison of the National Migration Institute, Ruth Villanueva Castilha; Salvadoran Consul General for the State of Chiapas, Rene Cruz Oliva; the head of the Department of Migration Policy, Registration and People’s Identity at the Ministry of the Interior, Rocio Gonzalez Higuera, and the Director General of Project Operations in Mexico of the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation, Raul Alvarez Villasenor.

Likewise, Secretary of State for Public Works Angel Torres Culebro; Secretary of Sustainable Indigenous Development Emilio Ramón Ramírez Guzmán; National Guard State Coordinator Manuel García Morcillo; the delegate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Chiapas, José Ángel del Valle Molina and the director of Médecins Sans Frontières in Mexico and Central America, Loic Jaeger.

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