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MSF calls for improved humanitarian aid on Mexico’s northern border

Mexico City, June 30 (EFE) .- Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) called this Thursday for improved humanitarian aid for migrants on Mexico’s northern border hoping to cross to the United States amid a “disgraceful situation”. For this population..

“Living in these conditions has a negative impact on the physical and mental health of migrants and asylum seekers,” the organization said in a statement.

The call coincides with a decision by the United States Supreme Court, which this Thursday allowed Joe Biden’s administration to cancel the “Remain in Mexico” program, which forces asylum seekers to wait for the process in Mexican territory.

MSF noted that the medical and psychological counseling offered to migrants in northern Mexico shows conditions related to diseases of the musculoskeletal system, gastrointestinal diseases, respiratory diseases, urinary, gynecological, skin infections and decompensation due to chronic conditions.

The organization specified that symptoms related to post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, grief or loss and depression predominate.

“The situation of the migrant population on the northern edge of Mexico is worrying,” he emphasized.

In addition, he emphasized that Title 42 immediate deportations, which former President Donald Trump implemented on the grounds of the pandemic, continue to run their course, and hundreds of people continue to come from the South in search of entry into the United States.

“MSF calls on the authorities at all levels and other international humanitarian aid organizations present in the region to redouble their efforts to ensure decent conditions for the migrant population on the northern border,” Goita emphasized.

That same Thursday, a new migrant caravan called on the Mexican government to safely travel from southern Mexico to the northern border with the United States to avoid a tragedy like the one in Texas, where 53 migrants have died since Monday. Abandoned, in a trailer.

The region is experiencing record migration flows into the United States, with CBP finding more than 1.7 million undocumented immigrants at the Mexican border in fiscal year 2021, which ended Sept. 30.

Source: El Diario





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