Honduran man devotes life to rescuing young people from deadly gangs

After the murder of his younger brother, Santiago Ávila and his family had to seek safety in another region of Honduras. Santiago has since made it his mission to save other families from the same fate.

29 Sep 2021

Unprecedented displacement in Central America and Mexico calls for urgent regional responsibility sharing

2 Sep 2021

Expelled asylum seekers 'crying out for help' in northern Mexico

Removed from the United States, asylum-seekers fear for their safety in northern Mexico and deadly violence if they return to their Central American homelands.

12 Jul 2021

Refugees find safety and a new life in Mexico

Since 2016, more than 10,000 refugees have started over in Mexico as entrepreneurs, managers and factory workers through a UNHCR programme.

8 Jun 2021

'I'm not going to hide what I am anymore'

When a criminal gang targeted Ana and Paula's* teenage daughter and son, the family ran for their lives.

17 May 2021

UN Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees calls for urgent support for one million displaced Central Americans and action to address root causes

15 May 2021

'They killed my husband. If I'd stayed, they would have killed me too'

Deadly gang violence is driving record numbers of women, children and even entire families to flee the North of Central America to seek refuge in Mexico.

13 Apr 2021

UNHCR welcomes expansion of Guatemala's asylum capacity

10 Feb 2021

Death threats and gang violence forcing more families to flee northern Central America - UNHCR and UNICEF survey

17 Dec 2020