BY ISN STAFF | January 14, 2016
This infographic charts the surge of violence last year in Central America’s Northern Triangle, which includes Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. Driven by gang warfare, government corruption, and poverty, the violence in this comparatively small region exceeded the death tolls in several combined war zones from around the world in 2015.
The violence has also caused thousands of migrants to flee their homes in search of safety and freedom abroad, perilous journeys that in many cases lead to imprisonment, kidnapping, extortion, or even death. In February, Ignatian Solidarity Network will hold a nationwide month of advocacy, calling on our lawmakers to pass humane migration policy. Sign the letter to Congress urging the protection of those who migrate.