Refugees in Mexico

Asylum-seekers in Mexico

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Total Refugees in Mexico as of 30 June 2023 JSON 
105,272
Last updated 30 Jun 2023
Source - UNHCR, Government 
Refugees by country of origin JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source Data date Population
Honduras UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2023   45.1% 47,482
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2023   20.2% 21,241
El Salvador UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2023   15.4% 16,206
Haiti UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2023   5.1% 5,328
Cuba UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2023   5.0% 5,225
Guatemala UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2023   4.4% 4,680
Others UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2023   2.7% 2,878
Nicaragua UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2023   2.1% 2,232


Total Asylum Seekers in Mexico as of 30 June 2023 JSON 
259,364
Last updated 30 Jun 2023
Source - UNHCR, Government 
Asylum-seekers by country of origin JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source Data date Population
Haiti UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2023   30.2% 78,239
Honduras UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2023   24.9% 64,654
Others UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2023   14.5% 37,599
Cuba UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2023   9.6% 24,957
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2023   7.3% 18,962
El Salvador UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2023   6.1% 15,727
Nicaragua UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2023   3.9% 10,043
Guatemala UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2023   3.5% 9,183


New Asylum Applications in Mexico, Monthly Evolution JSON 
Global Refugee Forum (GRF)
The Global Compact on Refugees, which was affirmed by the UN General Assembly in 2018, is a blueprint for more equitable and predictable responses to refugee situations. It aims to allow refugees to thrive, not only survive, and it seeks to better support the countries that host them. It has 4 specific objectives: (i) ease the pressures on host countries; (ii) enhance refugee self-reliance; (iii) expand access to third-country solutions; and (iv) support conditions in countries of origin for return in safety and dignity. The Global Refugee Forum takes place every 4 years to help implement the objectives of the compact and measures achievements towards it by countries around the world. The second Global Refugee Forum will take place in Geneva from 13 - 15 December 2023. This year, Mexico will announce a series of new, strategic and measurable pledges, building on the pledges made in the first Forum in 2019, which can be found here. Most of the 2019 pledges are being updated and revised in preparation for the second Forum. More information will be available on the same link in December.
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  • Operational Overview
    Forced displacement across the hemisphere continues, placing Mexico among the top five major countries of new asylum-seekers worldwide. Mexico is also experiencing an increase in internal displacement, generated by a rise in violence perpetrated by criminal and drug-trafficking groups, land disputes and climate change. With presence in 18 locations throughout the country, our teams in Mexico are closer to the people we serve. UNHCR's work in Mexico takes place in a context of mixed movements, in other words, groups of people traveling together, but for different reasons and with different needs. Many of these people are refugees, as they have had to flee their countries due to situations of violence and persecution. UNHCR supports the Government of Mexico to comply with its international obligations in identifying persons in need of international protection. UNHCR also aims to protect refugees' rights to health, education, decent work and integration to their host communities. Thousands of asylum-seekers have opted to stay in Mexico and enjoy the right to work thanks to Mexico’s generous asylum policy and UNHCR’s labour integration programme which, since 2016, has close to 35,000 refugees and supported the integration of another 70,000. Sustainable integration is possible thanks to the work with federal, state, and municipal authorities, the private sector, and civil society.
    Advancing together towards integration - 2022 Highlights UNHCR Mexico
    Link to annual report
    Mexico Funding Requirements (2023)
    $119,700,000
    Total appeal
    Date of Funding Data 15 June 2023 (5 months ago)

    Please contact the following focal points:

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    Information Management Officer Ana Ramirez
    ramirean@unhcr.org
    Senior Communications Assistant Angelica Montes Santamaria
    montessa@unhcr.org