Central American Children

September 12th, 2013

Six million immigrants in the world are under the age of 4. Many are victims of kidnapping, human trafficking and segregation. About 17,000 children, all of them Mexican and Central American immigrants who traveled alone, were repatriated last year, as reported Monday by the National Commission of human rights (CNDH) of Mexico, whose President, Raul Plascencia, warned that this type of migration has grown. Said Plascencia, in 2010 the migratory authorities of the country registered about 14,000 events of repatriation of Mexican minors unaccompanied from United States, originating mostly from the States of Oaxaca, Michoacan, Guerrero, Sonora and Puebla. In addition, in that year were detected almost 3,000 minors foreigners who traveled alone within the national territory, which were returned to their countries of origin, mostly from Central America, but also in the Caribbean, South America, Europe and Asia. The President of the CNDH unveiled these data during the International Forum on children, migrant children and teenagers not accompanied or separated from his family, opened Monday in city of Mexico and that will conclude next Wednesday.

Quotation, which brings together international experts in the Museum memory and tolerance, was convened by the CNDH, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the high UN Commissioner for refugees in Mexico (UNHCR) and Nations United Fund for children (Unicef), among others. Plascencia said that this situation in Mexico, the NHRC strengthens its programs of care groups vulnerable s to investigate possible violations of the rights of minors, ranging from kidnapping, trafficking in persons, discrimination, abuse, segregation, to the loss of life. In recent days a Salvadoran girl of eight years who was moved by traffickers of people from El Salvador to United States was raped and abandoned in the Northern Mexican State of Chihuahua. The child was rescued by the police Mexican and delivered to his grandmother, which eventually led her to EE UU. In the Forum it was reported that in the world there are 214 million immigrants, of which 11 million have 15 to 19 years, 9 million from 10 to 14, 7 million from 5 to 9 years, and 6 million of zero to 4 years. Source of the news: EE UU repatriated in 2010 to 17,000 Mexican and Central American children travelling alone

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