October 16, 2018
Honduran Forced Migrancy Relief Fund
Forced migrancy caravan leaving Ocotepeque, Honduras, Oct.15, 2018 (Jorge Cabrera/Reuters)
"Since the 2009 military coup, Honduran migration has intensified. The #migrantcaravan results from the destruction of Honduras’ institutions and the handing over of all resources to foreign investors and the political and economic mafia who control Honduras."
(Miriam Miranda, indigenous Garifuna community defender: https://twitter.com/baraudawaguchu/status/1052197933863424000)
- To donate to Rights Action’s “Honduran forced migrancy relief fund”, see below
“'No alternatives': Thousands flee Honduras in US-bound caravan”
By Sandra Cuffe, reporting from the border stand-off and walk into Guatemala: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/10/alternatives-thousands-flee-honduras-bound-caravan-181016193005484.html
Honduran forced migrancy relief fund
Rights Action is raising funds to provide humanitarian relief to thousands of Hondurans forced to flee violence and government repression, endemic poverty and exploitation, organized crime, corruption & impunity. Funds are being sent to Rights Action partner groups in Guatemala, including the CCDA (Campesino Committee of the Highlands), that will provide migrants with water, foods, clothes, shoes, medicine and minimal rain gear.
Humanitarian relief will be provided whether the forced migrants continue fleeing north or not. This is a crisis; migrants need support.
Tax-Deductible Donations (U.S. & Canada)
To support “Honduran forced migrancy relief fund”, make check to "Rights Action" and mail to:
- U.S.: Box 50887, Washington DC, 20091-0887
- Canada: (Box 552) 351 Queen St. E, Toronto ON, M5A-1T8
Credit-Card Donations: http://rightsaction.org/donate/
Donations of stock? Write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Contributions can be made anonymously)
(On check memo-line, or in appropriate field, for credit card donations, write “Migrants”)
Rights Action, since 1995, has funded community, human rights and environmental defense organizations in Guatemala and Honduras. Over the years, Rights Action has provided humanitarian relief funds on numerous occasions, including in response to Hurricane Mitch (1998) and Hurricane Stan (2005). Please send your questions and comments. Please share this information widely.
Grahame Russell, director Rights Action
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