The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is calling for urgent humanitarian assistance and protection for 210,000 people on the move by land northwards through Central America and Mexico.
The irregular migration has increased an 85% in Panama, 689% in Honduras, and 108% in Mexico. If this upward trend continues in the coming months, an estimated 500,000 people would require humanitarian assistance.
Along migratory routes, many people suffer accidents and injuries, face extortion and sexual violence, or disappear and are separated from their families. Others are killed or die from disease or environmental conditions.