Honduras

UNHCR warns of unprecedented displacement in Central America and Mexico  

Central America and Mexico are facing “unprecedented pressure” as the number of people seeking international protection rises and access to asylum and territory is being limited through troubling new border restrictions, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Thursday. 

News in Brief 9 July 2021

  • A third of Haiti’s children in urgent need of aid: UNICEF
  • Creation of Israeli settlements should be ‘war crime’, UN rights expert says
  • Honduras urged to stop criminalizing defence of indigenous rights
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UNICEF reports sharp rise in migrant children in Mexico

The number of migrant children reported in Mexico has increased sharply, jumping from 380 to nearly 3,500 since the beginning of the year: a nine-fold rise, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, reported on Tuesday. 

Armed gangs force 'growing number' to flee north and south, in Central America

The number of people fleeing violence and persecution from States in Central America, including Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, has risen by nearly 60 per cent in the space of just a year, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has warned.

In wake of post-election protests in Honduras, UN chief urges authorities to respect rule of law

Secretary-General António Guterres today called on authorities in Honduras to uphold the rule of law and respect for human rights following the presidential election.

UN Gender Focus: Protecting LGBTI defenders in Honduras, justice in Afghanistan, and raising awareness of children in armed conflict

Experts call for more action to protect LGBTI defenders in Honduras

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More protection needed for LGBTI defenders in Honduras

Authorities in Honduras are being urged by UN human rights experts to do more to protect activists who defend the rights of sexual minorities in the Central American country.

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Children flee Central America to escape gang violence, poverty

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 (

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Honduras: Killing of rights defenders highlight perils they face, says UN rights office

With at least eight human rights defenders killed in Honduras this year, United Nations and international rights experts today said the country is one of the most hostile and dangerous for rights defenders and urged the Government to take urgent steps to ensure their protection.

UN experts urges Honduras to end impunity in murder of human rights defender

More than a month after the killing of Berta Cáceres, a female human rights defender, eight United Nations experts have jointly reiterated their appeal to the Government of Honduras to provide justice and reveal the truth in her murder, and to ensure the security and protection of all people defending the environment and human rights in the country.