A new “Child Alert” from UNICEF shows how downright medieval conditions are becoming for Latin America’s region-wide exodus. “Today, the largest group of migrant children consists of children below 11 years old – accounting for up to 91 per cent of children on the move at some key transit points.”

Map from the UNICEF report: Major migration routes in Latin America and the Caribbean

More than 541,000 nationals from northern Central American countries were recorded at the southern border at the United States in 2022; this included more than 140,000 children and family members, and 114,585 unaccompanied children.

More than 870,000 migrants and refugees from Haiti live in other countries in the region.

More than 40,000 children have crossed the Darien jungle in the first six months of 2023, an all-time high.

Since 2015, sources estimate around 5 million to 7 million migrants and refugees have left Venezuelans (Bolivarian Republic of)