More than 80 million people around the world are now officially displaced from their homes. Migration is not a threat to be stopped, it is a complex phenomenon to be managed. Everyone has the right to be safe and to be treated with dignity. Oxfam works with refugees and migrants to help protect people on the move who, when leaving home, are often in the most vulnerable moment of their lives.
As thousands of migrants from Central America make their way to the United States, Oxfam and its local partners are supporting some 2,500 people who are left stranded at the Guatemala-Mexico border. But why are they fleeing their countries? And why are they traveling together? Here, we answer these and other questions.