Anglican and Episcopal bishops from across Central America along with human rights ombudsman and their representatives, attended a two-day conference in San Salvador, El Salvador on forced migration, internal displacement, human trafficking and modern slavery. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENS
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As Syrian refugees continue to risk death embarking on a dangerous journey to Europe in search of a better life, Central Americans forcibly displaced by an ongoing social conflict in the Northern Triangle also are fleeing, traveling both north and south in search of safety.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees last month warned of the “looming refugee crisis” emanating from Central America.
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If you wish to see something launched with style, fervor and commitment then you could do no better than have been in Lusaka Cathedral yesterday (29 November) when the Province of Central Africa launched the preparations for the 16th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC-16), which will take place in Lusaka next April.
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