Latin America and Caribbean


Monday 12 January 2015

After the earthquake, fostering young leaders through education in Haiti

"If my mother and father were alive I would be protected. They wouldn't let me live like this."

These are the words of Lovely*, a shy 12 year old who is a child domestic worker. Myrlande, my counterpart in Haiti, is translating Lovely's words into English. She's visibly shaken by Lovely's story. But Lovely* is very matter of fact; it's obvious she doesn't think her situation is uncommon. It's what life has handed to her.

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Thursday 8 January 2015

The Haitian earthquake five years on – children’s psychological scars remain

Although the catastrophic physical damage to housing, roads and public buildings wrought by the Haitian earthquake on 12 January 2010 is still visible, the psychological legacy that many young earthquake survivors are still struggling to live with is less easy to see with the naked eye.

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Thursday 8 January 2015

El terremoto de Haití cinco años después – cicatrices psicológicas de los niños y niñas permanecen

Aunque el daño físico catastrófico a las viviendas, carreteras y edificios públicos provocado por el terremoto de Haití el 12 de enero 2010 aún es visible, el legado psicológico al que muchos niños, niñas y adolescentes sobrevivientes del terremoto se enfrentan, es más difícil de ver a simple vista.

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Tuesday 30 December 2014

Número de niños huyendo de Centroamérica se incrementó en más del doble en 2014

Más de 18,000 niños han sido deportados de México y de Estados Unidos a lo largo de este año, lo que supone un desconcertante incremento con respecto al año anterior, y están siendo devueltos a la lamentable situación de pobreza y violencia en Centroamérica, de la cual estaban huyendo.

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