The Regional Group on Risks, Emergencies and Disasters for Latin America and the Caribbean (REDLAC) is a regional coordination platform for disaster preparedness and response, which emerged as a way to improve joint analysis and provide regional support to global and national partners.

REDLAC Snapshots

Among the objectives of this Regional Protection Group are to provide analysis on the causes and humanitarian impacts of this violence and displacement in the North of Central America (NCA) and Mexico, as well as to increase the visibility of the protection needs at the regional and global level.

Snapshot #13

Climate change and displacement in the North of Central America and Mexico

There are figures on human displacements caused by sudden disasters of natural origin, mainly those whose destination, whether temporary or permanent, is within the same country, but it is less common to find figures for those displacements that cross one or more international borders. Information on displacement and migration caused by progressive and slow-onset disasters of natural origin, such as droughts or increased coastal erosion, is also scarce. However, the number of investigations and case studies on this problem has increased considerably, especially since 2008.

Snapshot #12

Disappearances in the North of Central America and Mexico

A person that goes missing is a situation of constant suffering. According to the International Committee of the Red Cross “missing persons are those whose whereabouts are unknown to their families and/or who, on the basis of reliable information, have been reported missing in connection with an (international or non-international) armed conflict, a situation of internal violence or disturbances or any other situation that may require the intervention of a neutral and independent intermediary”. On the other hand, according to the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ratified by Honduras and Mexico, and signed by Guatemala) “Enforced disappearance“ shall be understood as the arrest, detention, kidnapping or any other form of deprivation of liberty conducted by State agents or by persons or groups of persons acting with the authorization, support or acquiescence of the State, followed by the refusal to recognize said deprivation of liberty or the concealment of the fate or whereabouts of the disappeared person, removing them from the protection of the law”.

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    Previous Snapshots

    Snapshot #11 - Protection risks on the migration routes – October 2020

    Snapshot #10 - Searching for durable solutions – September 2020

    Snapshot #9 - Health – june 2020

    Snapshot #8 - Extortion – april 2020

    Snapshot #7 - Deportations and Migration Agreements – January 2020

    Snapshot #6 – The impact of violence on LGBTI people – September 2019

    Snapshot #5 – Access to Adequate Housing – July 2019

    Snapshot #4 – Access to Education – April 2019

    Snapshot #3 – The Humanitarian Response to the ‘Migrant Caravans’ – December 2018

    Snapshot #2 – Humanitarian Access to Needs – November 2018

    Snapshot #1 – Protection in the NCA – September 2018

    Future topics:

    Snapshot #12 – Disappearances in the North of Central America and Mexico (to be published in December)

    Snapshot #13 – Climate Change, Violence and Displacement in the North of Central America and Mexico (to be published in January)


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