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Migrant Caravan 2020

Data were generated with the support of the Human Rights Ombudsman of Guatemala

The following data reflect the caravans of migrants from Honduras and El Salvador between February 12 and February 20 of the year 2020. Therefore, these data are not a sample, much less a statistic of these caravans, but rather specific cases that could be interviewed.

 

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SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC

Information was collected from 85 people, of which 17 were from El Salvador and 68 from Honduras. The sociodemographic data of migrants can be interacted with and filtered by sex, age range, country of origin, and educational level in the following Tableau dashboard.

 

The data collected and presented in this report allows filtering by selecting elements within the graphs or by using the right side panels.

TRIGGERS

The triggers for migration are usually disaggregated by reasons including violence, economy, and family reunification, but through our experience collecting information on human rights violations, we have learned that the events that trigger a social crisis are more than one; therefore, we collected a maximum of three triggering events per person and each event was sought to relate to a specific perpetrator.

This information can be filtered with the same side panel of the first dashboard or by selecting elements from the graphs.

REASONS FOR MIGRATION

Based on the information collected on violent events, it was determined whether the reason for migration was due to economic, family, or violence-related causes. According to the result, most migrations are triggered by a combination of violence and economic reasons.

 

The total of each event is graphically illustrated in the following dashboard; in other words, for each of the 3 events mentioned, the reason that triggered the event is defined and the combination that triggered migration is identified for each person.

ABOUT MIGRATION ITSELF

Some of the characteristics of migration are migrants’ country of destination, the intentions to request refuge, the options they consider regarding the possibility of their refuge request being denied, and what makes them think that they will be able to enter the target country.

 

This information can be filtered with the same side panel of the first dashboard or by selecting elements from the graphs.

HISTORY AND COMPANION

The group of migrants was asked how many of them had already migrated before and if they were migrating for the same reason as the previous time.


Another element that was investigated was how many people were accompanied during the migration. The graph shows the sum in relation to the sex of the people that are companions.

 

This information can be filtered with the same side panel of the first dashboard or by selecting elements from the graphs.

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