SCAN spoke with the director of Paper Children about the struggle for families seeking asylum in the U.S., the unique impact on children and her inspiration for the documentary.
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SCAN’s policy expert, Santiago Mueckay, answered 5 frequently asked questions about the situation at the border and the steps SCAN is taking to help.
In the spirit of spookiness, here are some tricky issues that are affecting kids and ways that you can help treat them.
When I was first trained to be a Save the Children Emergency Responder, I was ready to respond to the next natural disaster. Little did I know that instead, I’d be at the U.S./Mexico border providing much needed respite to families.
I just spent 3 weeks working with children at the U.S. border. This is what’s really happening there.
For 3 weeks, I joined Save the Children programs at the U.S. southern border in New Mexico. Here are some of the many insights I gained while serving families and children seeking asylum within the United States.
The border crisis hits home, literally. Born and raised in New Mexico, there is a lot I love about my home state – namely the people’s open hearts. I had the incredible privilege to visit Deming where volunteers support asylum seekers with food, clothing, shelter and health screenings. Here’s what I saw.
Today, an estimated 3,500 people – including children – are fleeing extreme poverty and violence and seeking refuge in the U.S. They deserve to be treated with compassion and respect.