Migration policies and situation in each country of the region
Adverse living conditions in Guatemala, associated with high rates of poverty, corruption, violence and crime, among others, are factors that impact the most vulnerable sectors of the population and characterize the situation of human mobility in the country. In this section we present information and resources on the context of human mobility in Guatemala.
The conditions associated with high rates of poverty; corruption; violence and exclusion, as well as lack of employment and climate change, seriously impact the guarantee of human rights in Guatemala – especially in the most vulnerable sectors – and lead its population to migrate in a forced manner. In addition, migration regulations and institutions without a practice associated with human rights, the absence of comprehensive responses to the returnee population, refugees and internally displaced persons, generate a series of challenges for the guarantee of the rights of people in mobility.
In this country report, we present the context of human mobility in Guatemala and the main challenges for the defense of the rights of the population.