Children on the Run: Unaccompanied Children Leaving Central America and Mexico and the Need for International Protection
Geneva, Switzerland: United Nation's High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
2014, 120 pages
This report unveils the humanitarian impact insecurity has had on over 400 unaccompanied children from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico held in U.S. federal custody. The agency calls on Governments to take action to keep children safe from human rights abuses, violence and crime, and to ensure their access to asylum and other forms of international protection. A supplemental video analyzing first-hand accounts is also available.