Honduras: The Center for Assistance to Returning Migrants

Located at the Toncontin Airport, the Center for Attention for Returned Migrants was founded a decade ago to receive and assist Honduran nationals arriving on deportation flights from the United States.

The project staff meet planes and attend to immediate temporal needs– assistance contacting family, with obtaining identification documents, and with transport to a final destination, or provision of temporary shelter, food and clothing as well as medical and psychological assistance. CAMR also provides a second phase of adaptive assistance which includes programs for successful economic cultural and social re-integration. The project works to sensitize the media and public to the dangers migrants face on the journey north as well as the struggles that deported immigrants confront upon return.