Violence has a negative impact on all aspects of people’s lives— physical, emotional, economic, social, and political—and is a key driver for forced migration from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. Children, youth, and women suffer the most from the impact of violence. Despite pandemic lockdowns and social distance restrictions—and a slight decrease in homicides—news about homicides, disappearances, and recently, the increase of violence against women and children, make the headlines of country newspapers every day. This diminishes the fragile hope for a better future of the Central American people.
U.S. foreign assistance to Central American countries fights the root causes of migration and empowers communities in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. World Vision advocates will continue to speak out against cuts to these funds.
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She worried her younger brother and sister would have no future unless she took drastic action.
Foreign assistance shouldn’t be used to penalize migrants’ home countries. Our focus should stay on sustainable progress so families can safely remain home.