UNICEF USA and the Hispanic Federation (HF) are teaming up to help the children and families on the move who continue to face threats to their health, safety, and well-being. The primary goal of both organizations is to improve access to critical mental health and psychosocial support services and legal services. Through backing and capacity building program, the partners hope to be catalysts for change in the region.
UNICEF USA has stated that this new partnership will address the crucial legal crisis on both sides of the border. It will try to deliver tangible benefits to children and families in need. This will be a significant effort by both organizations. It will be a program that provides direct support to asylum seekers and supports capacity building in communities.
The new Migrant Services Partnership seeks to leverage vast expertise in both organizations' respective focus areas which is UNICEF in providing guidance and advocacy to government, all-inclusive psychosocial support, and other case management activities for children in Mexico; and HF will be providing legal services, capacity building, public education, and other legal services and activities in the US.