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World in Progress: In search of better lives, away from COVID and bleak economic prospects

Many emergency shelters for migrants have become overcrowded in Central America. Despite the pandemic — and sometimes because of it — people are trying to find better prospects elsewhere and dare to make the dangerous trek up north. Most of them want to reach the US. And it's not just the coronavirus pushing people to try and escape poverty, it's also the climate crisis.

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Andreas Boueke went to find out how people are faring — his report is presented by Neil King.