The situation in Nicaragua
Nicaragua is one of the poorest countries in Latin America. Violence is widespread. For children and young people, delinquency is part of everyday life. Many adolescents do not go to school and are easy prey for organised criminal groups: 3,500 young people are members of 54 gangs throughout the country.
What we do
Paolo has the face of a child but his arms are covered in scars. He was sentenced to five years in prison for aggravated violence when he was still a minor. He takes part in a welding workshop organised by Terre des hommes.
Paolo, a young inmate in Tipitapa prisonRead more...
Terre des hommes in Nicaragua
Beneficiaries in 2015
Expatriate staff / National staff
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the departments of Managua, León, Región Autónoma del Atlántico Sur (Bluefields), Río San Juan
the supreme court of justice, courts for minors, the juvenile justice administrative system