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Coronavirus lockdowns in Central America, exploited by criminal gangs

New York/IBNS: Chronic violence, insecurity and now COVID-related restrictions have put tens of thousands of Central Americans at risk of increased hardship and even death, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.

Central American migrants must be protected, urge UN experts

New York, Nov 29 (IBNS): Migrants who have made, or who are making the journey to the United States border in caravans confront increasing threats to their lives, liberty and security, United Nations independent experts said on Wednesday, calling for their full protection.

UN agency assists Central American caravan migrants, voices concern for receiving countries

New York, Nov 4 (IBNS): The United Nations Migration Agency, IOM, is providing support and assistance to migrants on caravans crossing Central America while expressing concern over “the stress and demands” they are placing on host countries.

2,300 migrant children in Central American ‘caravan’ need protection, UNICEF says

New York, Oct 27 (IBNS): As some 7,000 mostly-Honduran migrants continue their journey northwards toward the United States, governments must prioritize the needs of migrant children when it comes to applying immigration laws and procedures, said the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday.

Central America: drought, resulting crop losses threaten food security of two million people, UN warns

New York, Aug 25 (IBNS): Recent drought has led to the loss of some 280,000 hectares of beans and maize in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, potentially affecting the food and nutrition situation of more than two million people, two United Nations agencies warned on Friday.

Armed gangs force 'growing number' to flee north and south, in Central America

New York, May 23 (IBNS):  The number of people fleeing violence and persecution from States in Central America, including Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, has risen by nearly 60 per cent in the space of just a year, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has warned.

At least two die in El Salvador fire

San Salvador, Jul 8 (IBNS): At least two persons were reported dead after a fire engulfed one of the buildings of El Salvador's Finance Ministry on Friday afternoon, reports said.