Honduran Family Flees Gang Violence to Build New Life in Mexico

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Dalila Ramos, 42, fled Honduras with four of her six children after local gangs tried to recruit one of her sons. The Ramos family was granted asylum status in Tenosique, Mexico, and live in UNHCR-supplied housing as they rebuild their life abroad.

The video was released as part of a larger campaign around the release of the UNHCR’s Global Trends Report 2016 and World Refugee Day on June 20. The number of people fleeing violence in Central America “increased to levels not seen since the armed conflicts of the 1980s,” the report said.

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