Welcome Children

Stories of the Central American Refugee Crisis

Since 2014, over 200,000 unaccompanied immigrant children have fled their homes in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.

The region has become one of the deadliest places in the world outside of a warzone. Gangs, organized crime, extortion, murder, and sexual violence are rampant. It is not safe to be a child there.

About this project

Our current project, Welcome Children: Voices of the Central American Refugee Crisis focuses on unaccompanied Central American minors who journeyed thousands of miles to reach the U.S. They tell their stories in their own words while legal, social science and policy experts provide perspective, up-to-date data and detailed context. We hope to foster greater understanding about the ongoing humanitarian crises in Central America.

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We want you to see them—refugees in our community—and ask, “Who are they? Why are they here? What are their stories? How can I support immigrants in my own community?”

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