UN Refugee Chief Reports â€™Fear Is Driving Central Americans North to U.S. Borderâ€™
UN Refugee Agency
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September 8, 2017
UN High Commissioner Filippo Grandi visited one of Honduras’s most dangerous communities last week, meeting with community activists, faith leaders and charity workers dealing first-hand with the violence that has spawned a regional migration crisis.
In a 10-day visit that took in Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Costa Rica, the UN refugee chief drew the spotlight on the people forcibly displaced and part of a “mixed migration” out of Central America, and on the need for regional efforts to help them.
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