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What is the migrant crisis in Central America and what is UNICEF doing to help?

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As families continue to migrate from northern Central America and Mexico, UNICEF is helping protect children along the way and addressing the circumstances that lead to their journeys.

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Pervasive violence and poverty drive desperate Central Americans to migrate in search of safety and a better life. UNICEF works with governments and local partners to improve conditions in their home countries.


On 7 September at 11:49 pm, an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.1 on the Richter scale struck Mexico’s coast of Chiapas, which heavily affected neighbouring state Oaxaca and slightly affected other parts of the country, including Mexico City. More than 120 municipalities in Chiapas and 41 others in Oaxaca have been declared under a state of emergency.