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Excluded from Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America, Civil Society Leaders hold briefing on the Northern Triangle Refugee Crisis and the US Response

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For Immediate Release: June 15, 2017

Contact: Kevin Appleby at kappleby@cmsny.org

Speakers ask governments to look at issues through a human rights lens

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, civil society representatives held a briefing at the Florida International University School of Law to address the issue of the human rights of Central Americans fleeing violence in the Northern Triangle—the nations of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.  The briefing occurred a day before the June 15-16 Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America in Miami.  A recording of the briefing can be found at: https://lawmediasite.fiu.edu/Mediasite/Play/966294f184f948ee866de588890bdcb71d

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Rights, Mercy for the Children Unaccompanied Across Borders

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United Nations Human Rights Council

Event 15 June 2017

Migration in Central America: Migrants are not a danger, but are in danger

Joint statement signed by: | International Catholic Migration Commission - ICMC | Associazione Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII | International Catholic Child Bureau (BICE-ICCB) | Compagnie des Filles de la Charité de Saint Vincent de Paul | Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd | Dominicans for Justice and Peace  (Order of Preachers) International Movement of Apostolate in the Independent Social Milieus  - MIAMSI |  New Humanity for a United World | Pax Romana ICMICA/MIIC | Association Points-Coeur (Heart's Home Association) | Scalabrini International Migration Network – SIMN |

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Colombia and Venezuela: Brothers in Conflict, a Border in Crisis

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Seeking to make the complex migration situation on the border between Colombia and Venezuela visible, the Cúcuta Scalabrinian mission advanced the Conference "Colombia and Venezuela: Brothers in Conflict, a Border in Crisis". Through this conference, it was possible to understand the socio-economic reality of the city, as well as the results of the migration profiles of the 1740 deportees served at the Scalabrinian Shelter in 2015, and the results of a multi-sectoral evaluation carried out by the United Nations Office regarding the level of unsatisfied basic needs of the 380 households between deportees and Venezuelans located in Scalabrinian neighborhoods, families in a complex situation who arrived in the last 18 months.

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Migrants Who are Minors, Vulnerable and Without Voice

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On June 11, 2017, the celebration of Migrant Week and its family was held. This activity was developed in the Basilica Cathedral of Lima, and it was organized by the Pastoral of Human Mobility of the Peruvian Episcopal Conference which is under the responsibility of the Scalabrinian priests.

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