In the capital, Tegucigalpa, we run a project providing comprehensive care to victims of sexual violence. We also continue to work with the Ministry of Health and other organizations to approve a national protocol to guarantee access to medical and psychosocial care for victims.
Between April and November, we supported the local government in Tegucigalpa by running a telemedicine service offering medical and mental health consultations, and transferring seriously ill COVID-19 patients from triage points to hospital. We provided three ambulances, which helped to reduce the waiting time and the risk of deterioration in the patients’ condition.
MSF also launched a number of responses to assist migrants in 2021. We provided medical and psychological care to people migrating north in a very large caravan in January; hundreds of migrants who had been stopped at the southern border crossing with Nicaragua in April; and deportees from Mexico and the US arriving at the northern border with Guatemala. We also started to run a mobile clinic serving migrants at Comayagüela bus terminal in September.