Children flee Central America to escape gang violence, poverty

23 August 2016

Every month, thousands of children from Central America flee to the United States to escape gang violence and poverty, a new report by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has found.

Some are kidnapped, trafficked, raped or killed along the way.

They are from countries like El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras which have some of the world’s highest murder rates.

Jocelyne Sambira has more.

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