Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — For the past five years, poverty, food insecurity, climate shocks and violence have pushed, on average, some 378,000 Central Americans a year into the United States, according to a new report launched on Tuesday [23 November 2021] by the UN food relief agency.

© WFP/Julian Frank | In Honduras, close to the Corinto border with Guatemala, police stop buses carrying migrants to check documentation and COVID test results.

A joint report published by the World Food Programme (WFP), Migration Policy Institute (MPI), and Civic Data Design Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) also showed that a high price was paid in human and economic costs, including an annual $2.2 billion on regular and irregular travel.

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