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Over the last four years, at least 46,500 migrants had made the trek including 6,240 minors.(Bloomberg | Representational image)

Increase in child migrants passing through dangerous Darien Gap: UN

AP | , Panama City
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2021 03:25 AM IST
While underage migrants made up only about 2% of those using the jungle corridor in 2017, in 2020 children comprised 25% of the migrants making the hard trek on foot, UNICEF's report said.
The administration of President Joe Biden has been racing to speed up the processing of hundreds of unaccompanied children who are crossing the southern border every day. (Representative Image)(AP)
The administration of President Joe Biden has been racing to speed up the processing of hundreds of unaccompanied children who are crossing the southern border every day. (Representative Image)(AP)

US defends response to child migrant surge at southwest border

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2021 06:25 PM IST
Mayorkas said the government is creating a joint processing center to transfer the children, as young as six, to the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services and is trying to find additional shelters for them.
Protests are planned in London, Bristol, Newcastle, Leeds, Cambridge and Cardiff against Donald Trump’s visit to the UK.(AFP)
Protests are planned in London, Bristol, Newcastle, Leeds, Cambridge and Cardiff against Donald Trump’s visit to the UK.(AFP)

US embassy in London warns Americans in UK to ‘keep low profile’ during Trump visit

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2018 11:48 PM IST
Protests are expected against Trump, whose policies — including a travel ban on a number of Muslim countries, detention of child migrants and imposition of tariffs on EU steel and aluminium exports — have been criticised by the UK. There are fears that demonstrations could turn violent.
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