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UNICEF Canada President and CEO David Morley visited Honduras this spring, to learn more about the work that UNICEF is doing on the ground, to assist young families and migrants. This series will cover his reflections on the work, as well as some of the young people he met during his visit. Part 4 of 4.

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UNICEF Canada President and CEO David Morley visited Honduras this spring, to learn more about the work that UNICEF is doing on the ground, to assist young families and migrants. This series will cover his reflections on the work, as well as some of the young people he met during his visit. Part 3 of 4.

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UNICEF Canada President and CEO David Morley visited Honduras this spring, to learn more about the work that UNICEF is doing on the ground, to assist young families and migrants. This series will cover his reflections on the work, as well as some of the young people he met during his visit. Part 2 of 4.

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UNICEF Canada President and CEO David Morley visited Honduras this spring, to learn more about the work that UNICEF is doing on the ground, to assist young families and migrants. This series will cover his reflections on the work, as well as some of the young people he met during his visit. Part 1 of 4.

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

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At least 327,000 children from Venezuela are living as migrants and refugees in Colombia. Without increased support, their health, education, protection and well-being will be in jeopardy, UNICEF said today. 

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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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Over the past three years, the economic crisis in Venezuela has led hundreds of thousands of children and adolescents to leave the country with their families to migrate to other countries in the region, mostly to Peru and Colombia. They set out on the journey in difficult conditions and weary of the discrimination and xenophobia they might face in some places along the way.

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Young migrants are full of potential. When they’re supported they can become agents of positive change for safe migration, equality and friendship. For Migration Week, UNICEF Canada looks at how everyday objects play a role in telling young migrant’s stories.


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.