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Your Call: Stories of unaccompanied children & teens fleeing violence in Central America

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New American Story Project / Photos by Ed Ntiri
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Welcome Children: Stories of the Central American Refugee Crisis

  

In 2014, US and Mexican authorities apprehended more than 340,000 people fleeing Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.

Nearly 100,000 of those apprehended by US authorities were unaccompanied children. Many fled brutal violence. The New American Story Project records the stories of young refugees who have made the dangerous journey, traveling thousands of miles to the US. Where does the crisis stand today and what’s being done about it?

Guests:

Micheline Marcom, founder and creative director of the New American Story Project

Sara Campos, co-director and policy director of the New American Story Project

Web Resources:

New American Story Project

UNHCR: Greater cooperation needed to protect refugees in Central America, UNHCR says

 

 

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.