Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The refugee crisis continues

The plight of refugees in El Salvador and the other countries of the northern triangle of Central America continues unabated. More reporting this week highlights the magnitude of the crisis and some of the stories of individual families:

Home Sweet Home? Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador’s role in a deepening refugee crisis is a report from Amnesty International which explores how the three countries are failing to protect people from violence, and also failing to set up a comprehensive protection plan for deportees forced by countries such as Mexico and the USA to return to life-threatening situations.

Central America's rampant violence fuels an invisible refugee crisis is an article by Nina Lakhani in the Guardian also looking at the dangers faced by these families and the scant efforts to protect them.

Gang Violence Drives Internal Displacement in El Salvador is an article by Edgardo Ayala from IPS about the internally displaced persons of El Salvador.

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