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Child Migration and Central America: A Humanitarian Crisis

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 | 3 – 5 p.m.
McNally Amphitheatre | Fordham School of Law
140 W. 62nd St. | New York, N.Y.

As recent events illustrate, the last three years have marked an unprecedented surge in child migration from Central America and Mexico.

A panel of experts from international and local organizations will examine the increasing insecurity in Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Mexico, and the resulting implications for destination communities, such as New York.

This growing trend calls into question dichotomies of forced and economic migration and presents new challenges and protection issues to communities that wish to welcome these young people and support their integration and development.

Brendan Cahill, executive director, Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA), Fordham University

Dora Galacatos, executive director, Feerick Center for Social Justice, Fordham Law School

Argentina Szabados, chief of mission, International Organization for Migration (IOM) Berlin; special representative to the director general, International Organization for Migration (IOM)Peggy A. Healy, senior vice-president for Latin America, Covenant House International

Christa M. Stewart, coordinator, NYS Human Trafficking and Unaccompanied Children Programs, Bureau of Refugee & Immigrant Assistance/Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA)

Armando Borja, national director, Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)/ USA

Olga Byrne, director, New York Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Project, The Feerick Center for Social Justice, Fordham Law SchoolLarry Hollingworth, humanitarian programs director, Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation (CIHC) and visiting professor of humanitarian studies, Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA), Fordham University

This event is co-sponsored by Fordham's Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) and Fordham Law's Feerick Center for Social Justice.

For more information, contact Kasia Laskowski at 212-636-7654 or laskowski@fordham.edu.

 

 
         
 
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