They had come from El Salvador and according to reports, were carried away by strong currents in the fast-flowing river on Sunday.
In a statement, High Commissioner Grandi on Thursday said that their deaths represented “a failure to address the violence and desperation” that pushes people to take dangerous journeys in search of a life of safety and dignity.
A lack of safe pathways for migrants forces them to risk their lives, he said, before adding that UNHCR has suggested ways that the United States can improve and strengthen processing of asylum-seekers, including conditions in detention. (UNI)
PC: Twitter/Filippo Grandi