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In Central America, widespread violence and economic hardship have led to a sharp increase in the number of families and unaccompanied children forced to flee. In 2016, tens of thousands of people from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras applied for asylum in the United States or fled to Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama.
The exhibition is organised by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which works in Latin America to respond to the needs of an increasing number of displaced people and to ensure the protection of refugees and stateless persons. The exhibition is funded by the European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (ECHO), which provides these children with a safe place where education ensures a future for them and their communities.
The opening of the exhibition takes place on Friday 29 September at 6pm at Museo delle Mura, via di Porta san Sebastiano 18, Rome.
The exhibition will be open to the general public from 30 September until 12 November, every day from 9am to 2pm. Entrance is free.