Tecún Umán, Guatemala, March 20, 2021 – Casa del Migrante Tecun carried out the Viacrucis del Migrante on March 19, 2021, this time entitled Migrants’ Cry for Their Rights. Taking into account the biosecurity measures required by the Ministry of Health, people were not allowed to walk on the Stations of the Cross, to avoid any contagion. However, people were able to follow the live broadcast of the event on the Casa del Migrante Facebook page. During the Stations of the Cross, stops were made at each station where there was a family with a maximum of 5 members. The event concluded on the banks of the Suchiate river, where a statement was given on the cry of migrants and their rights.
The Casa del Migrante Tecun in Guatemala provides comprehensive support to all migrants who arrive with different needs: basic humanitarian care, social, psychological, medical, dental, legal assistance, information on HIV / AIDS, and shelter. The Shelter offers support for relatives in the search for their disappeared migrants; meetings with consuls, judges, municipal and state authorities to reduce the vulnerability of migrants. Also, it coordinates with institutions for training, favoring labor insertion, and preventing migration.