Thousands displaced by El Salvador gang violence

A study cited by the UN agency for refugees says last year alone saw 13,000 Salvadorians internally displaced.

    More than 15,000 Salvadorans have migrated to the United States since 2013 as gang violence has made the country a difficult place to live.

    In order to protect themselves, people who cannot leave are forced to move from one neighbourhood to the next.

    A study cited by the UN agency for refugees says last year alone saw 13,000 Salvadorians internally displaced.

    Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from the capital, San Salvador.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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