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Climate of Coercion Webinar

By USCRI April 28, 2023

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) and the Human Security Initiative (HUMSI) hosted a webinar to discuss our recent joint report “Climate of Coercion: Environmental and Other Drivers of Cross-Border Displacement in Central America and Mexico.”

Droughts, heat, and storms often force crops to fail and businesses to close—but gangs and other criminal organizations continue to demand extortion payments that families could not meet, according to interviews conducted in Tijuana. In these increasingly vulnerable settings, violence and threats of violence have forced decisions to flee and seek protection in other countries.

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For the report, please click here.


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