Ongoing economic and social concerns during the last decade in Mexico include poverty, low real wages, underemployment for a large segment of the population, inequitable income distribution, informal economy, drug trafficking, violence, crime, irregular emigration and immigration, smuggling, corruption, money laundering, environmental issues, impunity and human trafficking.
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|Population:||116,220,947 (July 2013 est.)|
|Size:||761,600 sq mi; about three times the size of Texas|
|People Served:||301,275 (2012 est.)|
Catholic Relief Services presence in Mexico dates back to 1943, when the agency helped to resettle approximately 1,500 Polish refugees in the state of Guanajuato in central Mexico. CRS' more recent work includes emergency relief efforts after the 1985 earthquake, support to a Guatemalan refugee population in southern Mexico fleeing from the internal armed conflict and other human rights and emergency relief projects in response to the Zapatista crisis in Chiapas. After 9 years of implementing the CRS Mexico Program from Tucson, Arizona, a CRS Office in Mexico City was formally established in October 2011.
PartnersThe Howard G. Buffett Foundation
Comisión Episcopal de Pastoral Social (CEPS-Cáritas Mexicana)
The Global Workers Justice Alliance