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Women, Children Emigration Rises in Honduras

Tegucigalpa, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Emigration of women and children in Honduras is getting bigger particularly children without company, affirmed executive secretariat of Honduras National Migration Forum Edith Zavala.

The official said that migration is being transformed since family union has been rescued but in inadequate conditions.

Zabala explained that children left back are looking for how to reach where their parents are and leave the country by any means exposing themselves to any danger.

I lamented that many times the migrant is being seen as a hero because he sends remittances to his country.

But migration is due to the fact that most of the population in Honduras does not have job opportunities that allow them to have access to basic services like health and education, emphasized Zabala.

Official figures noted that 88 percent of Honduran migrants are male and 12 percent female but between 2006and 2001 an important increase of seven percent of migrant women was reported.

According to Zabala the country's social potential is migrating and the biggest problem is that the government does nothing to avoid it. The issue is going out of their hands.