Honduras: The Center for Assistance to Returning Migrants (Tegucigalpa)

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.