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Surge of children fleeing gang recruitment in Central America creates crisis in U.S. shelters

The surge of children fleeing gang recruitment in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to seek asylum in the U.S. and other countries is a crisis comparable to Africa's child soldiers, a United Nations official said Tuesday.

“The demand for coming is so exorbitant that it makes it ripe for smugglers and traffickers to take advantage of the situation,” said Michelle Brané, director of the Migrant Rights and Justice Program at Women's Refugee Commission.

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