Fusion’s Alicia Menendez joins Jorge Ramos to discuss her new special, “Generation in Crisis,” which looks at lives of a generation displaced by global conflict, fighting to regain their future.
From Syria to Central America, today one billion children are living in areas affected by war or conflict. In fact, the United Nations declared 2014 one of the worst years on record for the world’s children. After three-dozen interviews on three continents in three different languages, Menendez shines a light on the young adults, particularly women and children, who don’t have access to formal schooling, who are marrying off at younger ages, and who are becoming unexpected heads of households as they grapple with the violence that has engulfed their homes.
We’re asking, what can a country doomed with a lost generation learn from past violent conflicts like the genocide in Rwanda, and what can the United States learn about its own humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexican border?
“Generation in Crisis” airs Wednesday, March 11 at 9:00 p.m. on Fusion.