UNICEF USA advances the global mission of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) by rallying the American public to support the world’s most vulnerable children. UNICEF USA’s mission is to relentlessly pursue an equitable world for every child.
Supporting our Immigrant Neighbors and Amplifying Impact for Children
Latino families at the border need our support. Since the beginning of 2021, more than 65,000 migrant children and teenagers have arrived alone on the southern border. While the number of migrants has been rising over the last few years, the record springtime surge of migrants signaled an urgent need for comprehensive support on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. The demographics of migrants has also changed from largely single, adult men seeking economic opportunity, to recent flows including families with young children as well as unaccompanied minors. That is why in June 2021 Hispanic Federation and UNICEF joined forces to launch the Migrant Services Partnership, a program dedicated to creating access to services for migrant children and families, refugees, and asylum seekers in the United States and Mexico.
With Hispanic Federation’s thirty years of experience serving immigrant communities and community-based organizations across the country and UNICEF’s on-the-ground field office infrastructure and support services in Mexico, the Migrant Services Partnership will:
- Provide comprehensive social services to migrant children and families on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border
- Ensure that migrants have access to reliable and free legal services
- Strengthen community-based efforts by providing capacity and coalition building and public education campaigns.
Together, we will provide comprehensive services to migrant families and their children ensuring that they are able to access the services they need to live healthy, productive lives.
UNICEF and Hispanic Federation have a strong track record of working to support communities in crisis and are dedicated to strengthening support for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
You can help keep families together by donating here.