HONDURAS / UNICEF FORE VISIT

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UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore visited Honduras where she interacted with children and adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18, who have been victims of violence and embarked on a migration journey. UNICEF

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STORY: HONDURAS / UNICEF FORE VISIT
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DATELINE: 01-02 APRIL, PAUJILES COMMUNITY / SAN PEDRO SULA / HONDURAS

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01 APRIL 2019, PAUJILES COMMUNITY / SAN PEDRO SULA / HONDURAS

1. Various shots, children in classroom cheering
2. Various shots, Fore handing rope for a game with young people.
3. Med shot, UNICEF ED Fore taking rope and saying her wishes
4. Close up, UNICEF ED Fore with adolescents in Paujiles community school
5. Various shots, children in classroom
6. Various shots, Fore reading message of adolescents on post it notes

02 APRIL 2019, PAUJILES COMMUNITY / SAN PEDRO SULA / HONDURAS

7. Wide shot, child talking to UNICEF ED Fore
8. Various shots, Fore reading with child
9. Wide shot, Fore walking through school courtyard
10. Various shots, Fore painting mural
11. Various shots, children painting mural

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UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore visited Honduras where she interacted with children and adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18, who have been victims of violence and embarked on a migration journey.

During her trip, Fore visited a community centre and the Community of Paujiles, Municipality of El Progreso. The Executive Director interacted with children and adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18, who have been victims of violence and embarked on a migration journey. Some of the adolescents are part of the Network of young journalists, a UNICEF-supported programme. The adolescents speak about their hopes and aspirations for the future.

According to UNICEF, a child under the age of 18 dies from violence every day in Honduras. For a country not engaged in active warfare, this figure is staggering.

Despite its efforts to reduce violence and protect its youngest citizens, Honduras remains a dangerous place for far too many children and young people. Gangs terrorize neighborhoods across the country, offering young people an impossible choice: Join us or die.

More than half a million children of secondary school age do not go to school, accounting for 1 in 2 adolescents in lower secondary and 2 in 3 in upper secondary. Dropping out of school is far too often the only way young people can escape gang threats, harassment and forced recruitment, particularly as they travel to and from school through gang-controlled areas.

The combination of violence, poverty and lack of education opportunities is causing thousands of children and families to flee their homes. Without access to protection and safe migration pathways, most are forced onto dangerous routes where they are at risk from violence, exploitation and abuse.

UNICEF is committed to working with governments, the private sector and international financial institutions to make transformative investments in education – particularly in the countries of northern Central America – to increase educational participation, attainment and learning outcomes with an emphasis on new technology.

UNICEF is also working with partners in Honduras to provide children and young people with safe spaces to play, learn and receive training. Those who have been returned to Honduras receive counselling, help returning to school and guidance on the services available to them.

Unless the root causes of migration are addressed, children and families will continue to embark on dangerous migration journeys. Funding programmes to end violence, develop skills and create education opportunities will help create the environment these children need to build their futures at home.
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