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“Everyday Life is Fear”: Violence Against Children and Youth in Honduras

  on November 26, 2019   in reports

Background: In August 2019, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) traveled to the Honduran cities of El Progreso, San Pedro Sula, and Tegucigalpa to learn more about the violence affecting children and youth.[1]  KIND met

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The Border, Trafficking, and Risks to Unaccompanied Children

  on November 15, 2019   in reports

The Border, Trafficking, and Risks to Unaccompanied Children Understanding the Impact of U.S. Policy on Children’s Safety In the last decade, children and young families have become the face of migration at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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  on October 8, 2019   in reports

Frequently Asked Questions   What is KIND?  Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) helps unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children who come to the United States without parents or legal guardians seeking protection. We envision a

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2018 Annual Report

  on September 9, 2019   in reports

El Muro Invisible: Obstáculos a la Protección para Niñas, Niños y Adolescentes Migrantes No Acompañadas en la Frontera Sur de México

  on July 26, 2019   in reports

Aquí: Informe Completo en Español Aquí: Informe Completo en Ingles   INTRODUCCIÓN Niñas, niños y adolescentes (NNA) de Guatemala, El Salvador y Honduras están llegando a la frontera del sur de México, huyendo de los

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The Invisible Wall: Obstacles to Protection for Unaccompanied Migrant Children along Mexico’s Southern Border

  on July 26, 2019   in reports

English: Download Full Report Here Spanish: Download Full Report Here Introduction   Children from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras are arriving at Mexico’s southern border fleeing high levels of violence, including gang violence and forced

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Recommendations to Combat Abuse and Harm of Children in CBP Custody

  on July 11, 2019   in reports

Download PDF Here Download Spanish PDF Here July 11, 2019—Troubling new reports reveal that unaccompanied children, many of whom have fled to the U.S. in search of protection, are facing abusive treatment by Customs and

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Family Separation: One Year Later

  on June 5, 2019   in reports

Download the full report here. On May 7, 2018, the Trump Administration announced its “Zero Tolerance Policy,” a brutal and ineffective form of deterrence to families seeking safety, under which families arriving at the border

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Blocked From Safety: Unaccompanied Children along the U.S.-Mexico Border

  on June 3, 2019   in reports

Click here to download. Background Beginning in December 2018, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) conducted a series of visits to different points along the United States-Mexico border to learn about conditions and challenges experienced

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