Since the government suppressed street protests last April, thousands of Nicarauguans have sought safety in neighbouring Costa Rica.
Violence in the North of Central America region, which includes the countries of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, has reached a crisis point.
As the temperatures plunge, the checklist of items needed to stay warm surges. Thousands are in urgent need of winter assistance.
In its annual Global Trends report, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said 68.5 million people were displaced as of the end of 2017 — a record high.
UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency, urges the United States to prioritize family unity and the best interests of children as it implements new border management policies along the US-Mexico border.
Frontline responders from the North of Central America shed light on a silent crisis affecting women and children at Canada’s doorstep
To raise the visibility of the displacement crisis facing the North of Central America, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is welcoming government representatives and human rights activists from the region on 18-20 June, to share first-hand information with Canadians.
A cab driver in his native Honduras, Armando* had to cross a patchwork of street gang territories each working day, fearing for his life.
For nearly a decade, Andrés Toribio and his wife opened their home on the Guatemala-Mexico border to provide shelter and protection for people fleeing violence in Central America, knowing that the route to safety can be dangerous.
Threats of violence from gangs have led hundreds ofthousands of refugees and asylum seekers from Guatamela, El Salvador and Honduras to seek refuge in Mexico and other neighbouring countries.