UN Refugee Chief Reports ’Fear Is Driving Central Americans North to U.S. Border’
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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