Children on the Move in Latin America and the Caribbean: Review of the Evidence

Rachel Marcus, Carmen Leon-Himmelstine, Thaís de Carvalho, Diana Jiménez Thomas Rodríguez

This report aims to synthesize recent evidence concerning the experiences and needs of children affected by human mobility in Latin America and the Caribbean, and on how far programmes and policies are meeting those needs. It is motivated by a desire on the part of the United Nations Children’s Fund Latin America and Caribbean Regional Office (UNICEF LACRO) to promote proven responses to human mobility that genuinely respond to the needs of children and families: in their communities of origin, in transit, as they settle in new countries, or if they return to their countries of origin.