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(2017) FORCED DISPLACEMENT DUE TO VIOLENCE IN EL SALVADOR

This document reports and analyzes the cases of internally displaced persons due to violence assisted by Cristosal and the Quetzalcóatl Foundation during 2017. The information considered here only takes into account the families displaced within the limits of the national border who were assisted directly by both institutions and who, in many of the cases, also filed complaints before state authorities with legal support and, in specific situations, also with psychosocial support to the victims. The type of human mobility considered in this Report is a consequence of the extreme violence that the country has experienced in the last 15 years and that has led to characterizing the country as a place that, without armed conflicts, has greater lethal violence and a greater number of internally displaced persons that other countries in the region (Internal Displacement Monitoring Center [IDMC] and Norwegian Refugee Council, 2017). Victims of multiple forms of violence are affected in the exercise of their human rights, while the serious physical, material, social, and psychological damage to which they have been exposed remains without an official response, forcing them to resort to family, social, or trafficking networks to move internally or leave the country as a last resource.


(2017) EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (making the invisible visible)

It reports and analyzes the cases of internally displaced persons due to violence assisted by Cristosal and the Quetzalcóatl Foundation during 2017. These are part of a database of 186 cases and 701 victims, representing an increase of 53% compared to those reported in 2016. The document presents an analysis of…

Data infographic, Making the invisible visible

Data from the report on forced displacement due to violence in El Salvador Making the Invisible Visible facilitated the preparation of an infographic. Said data is not a country-level sample of events in El Salvador, but rather a record of information provided by…

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