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Migrants living in Taphachula share food and a medical brigade

Tapachula (Mexico), March 18 (EFE).- A group of resident migrants and a civil association in the city of Tapachula, in the southern state of Chiapas, delivered food to groups of undocumented immigrants to help them on their way. Northern border from Mexico.

Noemi Gomez, a Honduran migrant traveling with her husband and two young children, said they were fleeing violence, insecurity and poverty, and said she had not given up on moving from Mexico to the United States.

“We were going to migrate from Honduras, we were experiencing troubles. “We arrived in Tapachula, where the family was given a place to sleep,” said the woman.

Gómez said that in Tafachula they remain unable to work because they do not have the necessary documents, a situation that makes it difficult for them to continue transiting the northern border to be able to work.

This 26-year-old migrant woman went to the Malecon indoor park in the San Caralampio district, where a group of resident migrants arrived with food and a mobile unit with doctors to consult and provide medicine to undocumented migrants.

Greville Alvarado, resident migrant and organizer of this initiative in Tafachula, mentioned that in the background of this migration wave at the southern border, they organized to find resources for food, health, free legal advice and for people who do not have access to this region

“Here we serve not only the migrant community, but also Mexicans because there are many needs, for example, this Saturday we went to a boarder where there are people living in an open-air camp, mostly Venezuelans, people from Honduras. and in other countries”, said Alvarado.

These migrant brigades treat about 500 undocumented immigrants who benefit from food, and the medical brigades treat more than 100 people, including children, women and Mexicans.

Alvarado called on families and the community of Tapachultan to join in helping and showing solidarity with foreigners and the large number of Mexicans who live around the Malecón.

Sandra Hernandez, another 45-year-old Honduran woman who fled her country due to insecurity and gangs, says she managed to reach Tapachula with her daughter and grandchildren while trying to cross the country to the United States.

“I live on the Malecón, near the Coatan River, where this Saturday a group of people brought us food, water, medicine and sweets for the children, which helps to alleviate hunger and heal us of any illness we have.” shared..

Hernandez is dedicated to collecting soda cans and his daughter to beg for money on the street.

He said that if the Mexican government would allow them to work, they would give up the idea of ​​going to the United States because they would have stability, prosperity, money to eat and no danger.

Source: El Diario





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