Root Causes of Irregular Migration
People in the Latin American and Caribbean region leave their homes due to violence and insecurity, lack of viable economic opportunities, food insecurity, and increasingly harsh environmental conditions that exhaust their household resources. With corruption and impunity commonplace, people can also lose faith that their governments will effectively meet their needs.
Addressing the Root Causes
Five decades of experience has taught us that people are less likely to uproot their lives and migrate if they can remain safely at home, earn a living, provide for their families, and have a say in making decisions to improve their quality of life. We also understand that people are most motivated to stay when they can tackle and see improvement on multiple issues.
Our grantee partners work in areas with a tendency for out-migration, where crime, violence, poverty, and inequality are widespread. We invest in community-led efforts to address these challenges and strengthen people’s lasting ties to their communities.