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Rossella Bottone is a Vulnerability Analysis Advisor for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Based in the Panama regional office, she has more than 15 years of experience in the humanitarian sector and is an expert in emergency food security assessments, vulnerability surveys, and data analysis in support of early warning and emergency preparedness. She has worked in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, Haiti, Italy, Nepal, and Senegal, and has conducted needs assessments for WFP in more than 20 countries in Latin America and Africa.
Ms. Bottone holds a master’s degree in international cooperation from the University of Pavia in Italy and is pursuing a master’s in humanitarian action from SOAS, University of London.
Influenced by a mix of factors—from economic and humanitarian protection needs to family reunification and climate change—Central American migration is a dynamic phenomenon. This report draws on unique survey data to examine the conditions that drive people in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to migrate, as well as the costs and implications of migration for households and communities throughout the region.