FM4 Paso Libre arises as an initiative of a group of students who after their experience of volunteering in migrant homes in other regions of the country decide to undertake a comprehensive intervention project in the ZMG (Guadalajara Metropolitan Area). The first efforts are focused on humanitarian assistance on train tracks.
FM4 Paso Libre is legally constituted as “Dignidad y Justicia A.C.”.
Migrant Care Center
Opening of the first FM4 Migrant Care Center Paso Libre. In this space personal hygiene services, clothes, food and telephone calls are offered for four hours a day.
First research report
Publication of research report “Migration in transit through the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara: actors, challenges and perspectives from the experience of FM4 Paso Libre”. This report identifies and recognizes the migrant reality and strengthens the dialogue with authorities, academia and society.
High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development
First participation in international advocacy spaces. Attendance at the preparatory meeting and at the High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development at the United Nations in New York.
FM4 Paso Libre assumes the General Coordination of the Documentation Network of Migrant Defender Organizations (REDODEM), a collaborative effort of 23 migrant homes across the country.
Center for Migrants and Refugees
Opening of the new FM4 Migrant and Refugee Care Center. Paso Libre. Extended service hours and strengthening of humanitarian services, including medical, psychological and legal accompaniment.
Alliance with UNHCR
FM4 Paso Libre becomes a member of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Participation in CCINM and CCIJAMI
Integration in two strategic spaces to impact policies, through the Citizen Council of the National Institute of Migration, and the Consultative Council of the Jalisco Institute for Migrants.
Impact on international spaces
Participation in the World Consultation of Organizations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva, Switzerland. Collaboration in consultations and official process for the adoption of the Global Compact on a Regular, Orderly and Safe migration.
GENERAL FIGURES 2017
Migrants and refugees served during 2017
Meals given to migrants and refugees
Humanitarian phone calls given to migrants and refugees