Four Stories (out of 100 Million)
25 June 2022
When it comes to people who have been displaced by conflict, it is easy to get caught up in the sheer volume of people. According to the UNHCR, there is currently a record 100 million people who have become either refugees or internally displaced people (IDPs) due to conflict.
However, it is important that we do not lose sight of the individuals and their stories. Here are four stories of people from Latin America who JRS has accompanied:
Maria is a 30-year-old mother of two young children. Her neighborhood in Honduras was controlled by a local gang that fights for control of its territory to engage in illegal activities like drug dealing, extortion, and hijackings.
(All photos: Natalia Betancourt/Jesuit Refugee Service)