Chiapas strengthens care for children and adolescents in the context of human mobility with a workshop

The International Seminar “Children and Adolescents in the Context of Human Mobility: From Social Assistance to Protection” was inaugurated by the governor of Chiapas Rutilio Escandonand in it different institutions, departments, organizations and academics will hold dialogue tables and keynote speeches to consolidate their knowledge and improve this kind of comprehensive care for children and adolescents.

Rutilio Escandon pointed out that through this meeting there could be more tools Y sensitize Even more so those tasks that allow the goals and objectives of care to be achieved, since, he said, in Mexico migration is a transcendental issue and Chiapas is a strategic territory due to its complex geography, as one of the borders through which more migrants pass.

He claims that with the support of Government of MexicoIn addition to prioritizing actions aimed at humanitarian rescue, new shelters were built and existing ones rehabilitated and improved to provide protection and support to children, adolescents, women and migrants in vulnerable conditions.

“In this government of Fourth transformationled 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 .

In turn, the head of Department for Attention to Vulnerable Groups of the National DIF SystemMiriam Mireya Bahena Barbosa, recognized the commitment of the government of Rutilio Escandon, while indicating that this meeting is a watershed in the public policy to strengthen the places of care for children and adolescents, which suggests the origin of work set to transform the reality of this sector of the population.

Mentioning this ever since state governments Y federal strategies are promoted 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, thanks those who participated in the realization of the workshop, as well as friends and allies , which strengthen State DIF projects and causes.

Meanwhile, the General Coordinator of Mexican Refugee Relief Commission (Comar), Alfonso Ramírez Silva, highlighted the support that the state government has given to Comar, given that Chiapas is characterized by being hospitable and with humanitarian convictions in the face of the passage of groups of migrants seeking international protection , above all, to childhood. 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 executive director of First Chief 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 welcome, the mayor of San Cristobal de las CasasMariano Díaz Ochoa, described this act as a historic date for Chiapas because it convenes all the delegations of the republic for a noble cause that affects and occupies the attention of the federal and state governments.

In attendance were: the Director General of Protection of migrants and liaison with the National Migration Institute, Ruth Villanueva Castileja; 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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