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Violence is Causing Children to Flee Central America

Considering the high levels of violence in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, meeting the challenge of caring for child refugees at United States' southern border will require both short- and long-term solutions.

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A Way Forward on Child Refugees

Solving the challenging issues presented by the children fleeing criminal gangs in Central America will require significantly more resources. The Obama administration has requested emergency funds, and the Senate has introduced a $2.7 billion supplemental funding bill to tackle the problem. This is a good start. But in the long term, more investments are needed to rebuild civil society and stop the violence in Central America.

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