About 16.5 Million Children Need Humanitarian Assistance in Latin America and the Caribbean Next Year

Relief Web

PANAMA CITY, 5 December 2022 - Amidst growing migration flows, violence, and climate hazards, an estimated 16.5 million children in Latin America and the Caribbean will require humanitarian support in 2023, UNICEF alerted today at the launch of its Humanitarian Action for Children appeal.

Over recent years, the region has experienced one of the world’s largest migration crises outside conflict areas. Coupled with increased poverty exacerbated by the residual effects of COVID-19 pandemic and the global economic decline, climate shocks and violence, the flow of children on the move from South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean across the whole continent is on the rise.