Join us for a panel discussion Thursday, July 15 from 12:00–13:15 EDT (09:00–10:15 PDT) to present the latest North and Central American Task Force on Migration report and recommendations, Humanitarian Protection in the Region: A State of Emergency.
The urgency of protection needs for migrants and asylum-seekers in Central America and Mexico, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and back-to-back hurricanes, requires comprehensive and coordinated regional responses supported by all countries in North and Central America.
During the discussion, members of the North and Central American Task Force on Migration will outline recommendations for concrete actions that can be taken immediately — even as efforts continue in the region to address the deeper and systemic causes of migration — on the following key issues:
- Protection of women, children and other groups at greatest risk in Central America and Mexico
- Greater attention to internal displacement
- Strengthening asylum laws and capacity throughout the region
- Protecting migrants in transit
Simultaneous translation in English and Spanish will be available.
- Lloyd Axworthy, Chair, World Refugee & Migration Council, and former Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Mayu Brizuela de Avila, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, El Salvador
- Noah Bullock, Executive Director, Cristosal
- Elizabeth Ferris, Professor, Georgetown University, and Vice President of Research, World Refugee & Migration Council
- Ana Mercedes Saiz, Executive Director, Sin Fronteras
- Andrew Selee, President, Migration Policy Institute
- Rafael Fernández de Castro, Director, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, UC San Diego
ABOUT THE North and Central American TASK FORCE on Migration
The North and Central American Task Force on Migration is a non-governmental forum of academics, civil society and business leaders, and former policymakers in dialogue with current government officials created to facilitate a broadly driven solution dialogue among the countries involved in the crisis of migration and forced displacement in the region. Initiated by the World Refugee & Migration Council with the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, the Colegio de México, the Migration Policy Instituteand the Inter-American Dialogue, the Task Force will issue concrete recommendations for collective, regional action based on evidentiary research to promote responsibility sharing across North and Central America.