Cristosal's Chief Program Officer Celia Medrano was featured in a panel of experts on August 19 at the World Humanitarian Day in Panama. Medrano described victims of forced displacement by violence as "invisible, unrecognized, and uncomfortable."
UN expert on internal displacement, Cecilia Jiménez-Damary, spent four days in El Salvador last week. She noted with concern the lack of official programs working to combat forced displacement by violence.
United Nations human rights expert Cecilia Jimenez-Damary will conduct her first official visit to El Salvador from 14 to 18 August 2017, to assess the human rights situation of people forced to leave their homes due to factors including high levels of gang-related violence.