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Study: Hunger Drives Migration in Central America

Food shortages and cuts in farming jobs caused by a prolonged drought are driving thousands of people living in parts of Central America to leave their homes, according to new academic research. The International Organization of Migration (IOM) and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) said in a study that worsening hunger, combined with high levels of crime and gang violence, are driving poor families in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to migrate. Those affected are moving...

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