Guatemala

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UNHCR31 May 2017

As the number of children fleeing gang violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras soars, UNHCR is launching a campaign for US$18 million in vital aid.

BBC5 Apr 2017

BBC reports the minister of social welfare, his deputy, and the director of Virgen de Asuncion have been charged with negligent homicide.

ChildFund International4 Apr 2017

The Advisor will provide technical guidance and support in the process of continuous institutional capacity building, program improvement, and promotion of regional strategic relationships.

Eric Rosenthal - The Washington Post22 Mar 2017

A Washington Post op-ed piece written by Eric Rosenthal on why orphanages should be eliminated.

Alberto Arce and Sonia Perez D. – Associated Press22 Mar 2017

This article provides a detailed account of the tragic fire that occurred on March 8, 2017 at the Virgen de la Asunción home in Guatemala.

Lucy Westcott - Newsweek16 Mar 2017

Nine survivors of the children’s home fire in Guatemala were flown to the U.S. for burn treatment.

Disability Rights International15 Mar 2017

Entre el 7 y 11 de marzo de 2017, investigadores de Disability Rights International (DRI) viajaron a Guatemala para entrevistar los sobrevivientes de vivienda institucional. Este documento presente la información recopilada y las recomendaciones de DRI a Guatemala.

Disability Rights International15 Mar 2017

DRI’s main finding is that survivors of the fire at Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asunción face immediate danger – including detention in other institutions where they face continued segregation and abuse.

Mike Douris - Mission News Network13 Mar 2017

This article from Mission News Network covers the complicated history of orphanages in Guatemala.

Eric Toupin - Athena Talks11 Mar 2017

An account of the corruption behind the tragic fire in Guatemala that ended with the death of at least 37 girls. 

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