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Gang threats, insecurity and violence

I’ll be adding much greater detail to this post in the coming days, but I wanted to share the initial findings I presented at a closed-door, regional round table on organized crime and forced migration from 22 to 23 May.

60.1% (198) of Salvadoran child migrants were leaving the country because of threats, insecurity or violence. Nearly half of 322 live in a neighborhood that a gang controls, 130 attend a school with a gang presence across the street, and 100 attend a school with gangs inside. 70 quit school because they did not feel safe at school, and another 30 did not feel safe anywhere and were essentially locking themselves inside all day.

 

AMENAZAS DE PANDILLAS, INSEGURIDAD Y VIOLENCIA

Agregaré mucho más detalle a esta publicación en los próximos días, pero quise compartir los hallazgos iniciales que presenté a puerta cerrada, la mesa redonda regional sobre crimen organizado y migración forzada del 22 al 23 de mayo.

60.1% (198) de los niños salvadoreños migrantes abandonaron el país por amenazas, inseguridad y violencia. Cerca de la mitad de 322 viven en vecindarios con control pandilleril, 130 asisten a escuelas con presencia de pandillas sobre la calle, y 100 asisten a escuelas con pandillas al interior. 70 abandonaron la escuela porque no se sentían seguros, y otros 30 no se sienten seguros en ningún lado y estaban esencialmente encerrados todo el día.

 

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