Partner: Global Response Management

Global Response Management and Better Shelter

In Matamoros in Mexico, on the banks of the Rio Grande river, lies a refugee camp with around 2500 asylum seekers from different parts of Central America. They are all waiting for their asylum cases to be processed by US authorities. The city of Brownsville, Texas, lies just across the river.

The camp is served by a coalition of grass root groups and volunteers, with infrastructure funded in part by the Mexican government. The NGO Global Response Management (GRM) provides medical assistance in the camp since September 2019. The team received four Better Shelter units in 2019, which they use in their daily operations to treat patients with various ailments, including appendicitis, third degree burns, pneumonia, influenza and severe acute malnutrition.

GRM has seen 3000 patients since opening the clinic.

Project Information

LocationMatamoros, Mexico
ImplementationSep 2019
Number of units4
PurposeClinic, pharmacy, child friendly space & storage