Movimiento de Desarraigados para el Desarrollo Integral del Norte del Quiché (MDNQ) began as a response to the needs of communities adversely affected by the war. MNDQ offers programmes in the areas of social legal support, missing documentation, psychosocial support, and strengthening the application of indigenous law. The social-legal support provides for the exhumation and subsequent burial of loved ones. With support from the Red Cross International Committee, MDNQ documents cases of forced disappearance and files reports of such cases in the Public Prosecutor’s Office. Its psychosocial support programme aims to be permanent, systematic and contextualised for the recovery of mental health and the social fabric. The initiative to strengthen the application of indigenous law includes training and support in mediation and conflict resolution as well as collaborating with the University of San Carlos in Guatemala City for obtaining a diploma in indigenous law.
In addition to these central programmes, MNDQ offers programmes in education, health, food security, economic development, environment and natural resources.