U.S.-Mexico Border Crisis What's Happening and How to Help
Horrific gang violence and human rights abuses have forced thousands of families, individuals, and unaccompanied minors to flee their home countries and seek refuge in the U.S. These asylum seekers face arduous challenges along their journey to the U.S. border, and once reaching the U.S. they are susceptible to an immigrant-processing system severely lacking in infrastructure.
Our vetted nonprofit partners have been responding to the crisis on the border. You can support our partners’ efforts in protecting the human dignity of migrants - from projects in Tijuana ensuring migrant youth do not fall behind in their education, to organizations providing trauma healing to recently-detained children along the border.
This list of responding organizations and their projects will continue to grow as our partners in the affected areas have the capacity to post projects and updates.
Donations to the following projects have the potential to build stronger disaster-response capacity so that our nonprofit partners in the affected areas are better equipped to face future disasters. Read more about our approach to disaster relief here.
Projects responding to the U.S.-Mexico Border Crisis
Every year, thousands of girls migrate from Central America fleeing violence and poverty. Fondo Semillas is a Mexican feminist fund that mobilizes resources to support, strengthen and connect women's organizations and grassroots groups. We currently support 13 organizations who work with migrant girls, but with ever-increasing numbers of people fleeing, the needs continue to grow. With your support we can continue to fund more groups carrying out vital work across the country.
The U.S. accepts a limited number of refugees each year, setting record-low admission caps these past few years. Help the IRC deliver critical assistance to families in the U.S. who have fled war or persecution, including education, livelihood training, youth programs, and citizenship assistance to refugees and other vulnerable immigrant populations.
Children's rights continue to be violated at the border. Vulnerable and terrified, young boys and girls are being held in custody longer than the legal limit, being separated from their families, and more. Save the Children is on the ground at the U.S.-Mexico Border, assisting families who have been released from U.S. detention facilities. A donation to our U.S. Border Crisis Children's Relief Fund will support our programmatic and advocacy work at the border.
Maternal and newborn health program along the U.S./Mexico border