80% of Central American women and girls are raped crossing to the US


According to a stunning Fusion investigation, 80 percent of women and girls crossing into the U.S. by way of Mexico are raped during their journey. That’s up from a previous estimate of 60 percent, according to an Amnesty International report. Through May, the number of unaccompanied girls younger than 18 caught at the US-Mexico border increased by 77 percent.

Key wordsasylum / asylum seekers / forced migration / refugees / women refugees

CountriesCentral America / Global