Clearinghouse Resource

Title

Children on the Run: Unaccompanied Children Leaving Central America and Mexico and the Need for International Protection

Authors/Editors

UNHCR

Publisher(s)

Geneva, Switzerland: United Nation's High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

2014, 120 pages

Description of Resource

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.   

Languages

English

Availability

http://www.unhcrwashington.org/children