In order for refugees in Jalisco and Mexico to have better conditions and opportunities, Filippo Grandi, High Commissioner for Refugees of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), signed with the government of Jalisco and the University of Guadalajara (UdeG) a document in favor of education and work, as well as for inclusion in state social programs. “The commitment to state refugees is to work together with the government of Jalisco, the Mexican Commission for Refugee Aid (COMAR), the private sector and civil society organizations,” said Grandi.
In Jalisco there are 5,000 refugees, of which 2,600 were relocated by UNHCR, shared Giovanni Leppri, UNHCR representative in Mexico. This as part of the programs of the High Commissioner to find them better opportunities with their accompaniment in different States of the Republic.
“These integration programs for companies and jobs and relocation with the help of UNHCR in productive areas of the country are better solutions than migrant caravans,” Grandi said.