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Child Refugee & Migrant Crisis
Immigration Policies Put Migrant Families at Serious Risk of Violence
Current policies prevent families from accessing their legal right to protection in the U.S. as they seek asylum.
Fleeing Violence in Guatemala, a Young Family Yearns for Safety
Central Americans targeted by gangs face a difficult choice: leave everything behind and start over, or stay put and risk death.
UNICEF Is Helping Build a Better Future in Honduras
Violence forces families and children to flee Honduras every day. UNICEF is working to make the country safer for all.
Karla Gallo, Defender of Migrant Children Traveling Alone
UNICEF is stationed on the routes migrant children travel to protect them — especially those who are on their own — and their rights.
How UNICEF Helps Young Migrants in Central America, Mexico & the U.S.
FAQs: Here's how UNICEF and UNICEF USA are working to support and protect migrating children every step of the way.
UNICEF Is Mobilizing To Protect Migrant Children in the U.S.
Building on decades of experience around the world, UNICEF is standing up for the rights of children seeking sanctuary in the U.S.
A Girl's Death Spotlights the Dangers Facing Migrant Children
A toddler dies on the border as reports of migrant children held in unsafe U.S. facilities spark demands for action to keep children safe.
A Path to Protection for Uprooted Kids in Mexico
It took about a year, but Mario, a teen from El Salvador, was eventually recognized as a refugee by the government thanks to UNICEF.
Gema Jimenez: Fierce Protector of Migrant Children — and Their Rights
UNICEF Mexico’s Gema Jimenez helps Central American migrant children build resilience on their difficult journeys toward a brighter future.
Why Children Are Fleeing Honduras, and What UNICEF Is Doing About It
Children are compelled to leave their homeland — but they would much rather stay. UNICEF helps make it possible.
Tales of Love and Hope on the Migration Trail
Uprooted families from Central America share their dreams, and the treasured objects they carry on their journey.
UNICEF Works With the Mexican Government to Protect Migrating Children
Migrant children should always be protected, stay with their famililes and be kept out of detention centers.
Help Migrant Children Fleeing Violence and Poverty
A child is a child. UNICEF works with partners to help and protect migrant and refugee children every step of the way.
How UNICEF Supports and Protects Child Migrants Every Step of the Way
Children and young people are entitled to the same basic human rights wherever they are, regardless of borders.
UNICEF Is Standing Up for the Rights of Migrant Children
All children deserve to be treated with kindness and respect, especially those who have been forced from their homes by poverty and violence
Migrant and Refugee Children Need Help Urgently
UNICEF is on the ground, providing protection, clean water, sanitation and hygiene supplies.
Migrant Children Caught in a Cycle of Hardship and Danger
A UNICEF Child Alert explores why migrants flee Central America for the U.S. and Mexico, calling for the protection of their children.
"Shelter": Human Stories in the Face of Structural Violence
What would it take to leave your home behind? Central Americans heading North in search of safety share their stories in a new documentary.
Growing Up Surrounded by Violence in Central America
Extreme levels of organized crime and gang violence are facts of life for many children growing up scared in Central America.
Inside Migrant Shelters at the U.S.-Mexico Border
In Reynosa, Mexico, shelters offer a bed, clothes, food & medical care to migrants headed for the U.S. and others returning home, dejected.
Why the Flores Settlement Matters
Family separation and detention are bad for children. Please join UNICEF in speaking out to protect refugee and migrant children.
Why Migrants Flee Central America
Pervasive violence and poverty drive Central Americans to seek safety elsewhere. UNICEF is working to improve conditions at home.
What I Saw at the U.S.-Mexico Border
UNICEF USA President and CEO Caryl M. Stern visited the U.S.-Mexico border to learn more about hardships faced by Central American migrants.
Art Lessons Offer Hope for Central American Migrant Children
When a young artist volunteers to work with newly arrived migrant children, they all find joy in the magic of art.
Five Things You Should Know About Migrant Families Entering the U.S.
Fleeing gang violence and crushing poverty, families desperate to find safety for their children turn to the U.S.
Why Detaining Children Is Harmful
Separation and detention rob children of their childhoods and cause toxic stress.
Children Are Children First, Regardless of Immigration Status
Children forced from their homes by poverty and violence have the right to be protected and supported at every step along the way.
Separating Migrant Children From Their Families Is Wrong
UNICEF USA is calling on America to revise its strategies for protecting children at the border.
UNICEF NextGen Works to Save and Protect Young Migrants in Mexico
After a special mission to meet migrant children in Mexico, UNICEF Next Generation got busy fundraising. And then the earthquakes hit.