Your help is urgently needed for families fleeing their homes in Central America.
For those living in the North of Central America (NCA), everyday life unfolds in the shadow of constant fear. In a geographical area that is already struggling to thrive amidst widespread economic and political instability, the threat of violence, intimidation, and extortion at the hands of the local mara or pandilleros (gangs) makes a challenging situation all the more desperate.
Rampant violence in the countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador—the three countries making up the North of Central America—has forced thousands to flee, seeking asylum in nearby countries such as Mexico and the United States, or even overseas.
Children are being exposed to violence and report seeing family members and friends murdered in the streets, threatened and beaten. Children as young as 10 are fleeing their homes alone, with no one to turn to for help.
UNHCR is present in the North of Central America, working with partners to strengthen the protection of vulnerable groups and providing humanitarian support to Central American refugees.
We need your help to keep up with the growing demand and make sure that children and their families have a safe haven.
Please, give generously with a 100% tax-deductible donation to UNHCR today. Families are relying on you.