Girls and adolescents, migrant, refugees and displaced in Latin America and the Caribbean

An urgent reality in the care agenda.

Migrant girl close to her tent in the UNICEF-supported humanitarian camp for migrant families located in Playa Lobitos in Iquique, Chile.
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Highlights

Girls and adolescents represent around 20% of the flow of female human mobility in the region (UNDP, 2020).

Among the most vulnerable groups are unaccompanied and/or separated girls and adolescents, including those traveling with young children (their own or siblings), pregnant girls, girls at risk, or girls living in the street. Their situation tends to be less visible because very little information has been collected on the specific needs and threats they face, as they are less likely to seek help and support. Migrant, refugee, and displaced girls and adolescents exist while facing realities of dispossession, expulsion, and separation from their individual communities. They are forced to adapt to cross-border and pendular migration situations.

This policy brief explores the situation faced by migrant, refugee, and displaced girls and adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean from a human right, gender, generational and intercultural perspective.

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Author(s)
UNICEF, HIAS
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Languages
Spanish, English

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