Central America

Trump and El Salvador: How TPS suspension leaves children’s future in the balance Posted Jan 12, 2018

El Salvador is struggling to cope with the needs of thousands of children and young people forcibly returned to the country from the Unites States…

Breaking through the walls: How young returnees can be helped back into El Salvadorian society Posted Dec 19, 2017

A group of people, including children, attempt to cross into the United States from Mexico. ©Terre des Hommes Schweiz Destination Unknown campaign member Terre des Hommes…

Living with fear: Facing gender based violence from street gangs Posted Aug 14, 2017

The reality concerning girls and teenagers in the Central American region is one tainted with gender based violence, which often pushes them to flee their…

Surge in number of unaccompanied minors in Central America as violence escalates Posted Jul 17, 2017

Last month (June 2017), the desperate situation of people forced to flee their homes in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala was brought home by the…

Migration in the Northern Triangle of Central America Posted Nov 22, 2016

Over the years, there has been an increase in migrants in the countries of the so-called Northern Triangle of Central America, which includes El Salvador,…

We believe in Youth Posted Oct 10, 2016

“There is a pressing need to reach out to Refugee Youth”, who form the large proportion of the refugee population, particularly in the Middle East…

School did not start for everyone Posted Oct 06, 2016

There are six million primary and secondary school-age refugees under UNHCR’s mandate: 3.7 million of them are out of school. Only 50 per cent of refugee…

A Global Path to End Child Detention Posted Sep 21, 2016

The Inter-Agency Working Group to End Child Detention (IAWG), an international alliance which assist States to “completely and expeditiously” end the practice of child immigration detention and of which…

#MigrantRights Campaign Posted Sep 20, 2016

There are over 232 million international migrants in the world today and an estimated 20 percent of migrants are in an irregular situation. One out of…