For too long the EU’s migration policies have ignored the priorities of the countries it partners with for the sake of its own border security and domestic priorities. These have permeated the domestic migration and asylum policies of the Maghreb countries it supports, at the cost of people’s interests.
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.