U.S. Migrant Crisis | UNICEF USA
 
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More than 2,000 children — many of them babies and toddlers — have been separated from their parents at the U.S. southern border and detained since early May. They came with their families seeking safety. But now they are on their own and terrified, experiencing acute trauma sure to have long-term health consequences.

UNICEF USA and partners are now mobilizing to ensure that children and their parents get the care they need to stay safe, healthy and recover from the trauma they’ve experienced. 

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