Hunger in Central America fuels illegal migration to the U.S. 

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Thousand of families lost their homes in Guatemala after two hurricanes hit, forcing some to attempt to migrate to the US

Earlier in 2021, nearly 8,000 migrants from Honduras tried to cross into Guatemala to join more Central Americans in a caravan attempting to reach the United States.
They were escaping the economic effects of a lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But that was only made worse when twin hurricanes, Eta and Lola, hit the region within weeks of each other. The United Nations estimates that 5.5 million people were affected by the two hurricanes. And international organizations warn the UN that the situation could turn into a humanitarian nightmare.
Harris Whitbeck takes a look at the towns they attempted to leave.