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Jennifer Garner Visits Programs Helping Children Fleeing Extreme Violence and Poverty

As the humanitarian crisis continues to escalate along the U.S. southern border, Save the Children Trustee and actress Jennifer Garner, visited Save the Children’s newly opened programs in New Mexico, which are helping migrant children and families once they have been released from U.S. government detention centers.

Save the Children is running Child Friendly Spaces (Cfs) in two transit centers so that kids have a safe place to play and begin to recover from the trauma they have experienced. Trained volunteers read, play music and do art projects with the children, while their parents can rest and prepare to travel on to their sponsor family. Some families have walked for 20 days straight from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in order to seek asylum in the United States.

Garner visited Save the Children’s Cfs at the transit center in Deming, New Mexico, on June 12, 2019. To date, 7,000 people

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