Urban Violence in Central America: debate before Behind the Blood
Panel debate before screening of Behind the Blood
In several cities in Central America, the humanitarian situation is similar to what we see in wars. Murders, extortion, kidnappings, rape, forced recruitment to criminal gangs, terrorization of communities, huge economic costs, drug trafficking and impunity have led to a humanitarian crisis in many areas in Central America. It affects access to basic health services, minor infections become life threatening and infant mortality increases. This violence is a major cause of the refugee flow towards Mexico and the USA.
Why is violence in urban areas in Central America so widespread, and why is it difficult to provide humanitarian help?
Loretta van der Horst, director of Behind the Blood
Morten Tønnesen-Krokann, Senior Advisor at Red Cross Norway
Ingrid Tjoflåt, nurse with experience from Red Cross hospital in Honduras
Moderator: Ingrid Fadnes, journalist
In cooperation with Red Cross
Wednesday Feb 26th 20:00 – Vega scene – Sal 3 – Debate before Behind the Blood