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Executive Summary, Report on the impact of forced internal displacement on Salvadoran children and adolescents

This report was constructed based on the complaints filed at the national Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman (PDDH), as well as on the counselling provided by their staff to people seeking legal advice for their situation. For its construction, quantitative information was collected from the files and counseling records corresponding to forced internal displacement due to violence during the period of October 2017 to February 2019. A total of 134 files and records of 20 counseling sessions were reviewed. Six focus groups were also conducted. Three with adolescents and youth gathered at the PDDH´s Youth Defense Offices, three with teachers working in the public system´s kindergarten and elementary education levels, all participants came from the western, central, and eastern zones of the country. This report had the technical accompaniment of Cristosal, a civil society organization that works in defense and promotion of human rights.

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