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THE MIGRANT CARAVAN

In late 2018, a group of 7,000 Central Americans walked about 3000 miles to reach Mexican-American border towns and ask for asylum.


Central America has endemic problems with gang violence, drug wars and corruption. Honduras' two largest cities have among the highest murder rates in the world. The journey to North America is also incredibly dangerous. Migrants are often kidnapped by traffickers and drugs gangs which force them to work for them or sell them for profit. Discover why and how they make the choice between staying or leaving.


This section of Trusted Voices will share stories of the Migrant Caravan members, as well as those of the people processing their applications and providing them support. 


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IN THEIR WORDS: HONDURAN AMBASSADOR ALDEN RIVERA

ENTERING THE MAKESHIFT PROCESSING CENTRE IN TIJUANA

Caravan members could use this centre to find employment across Mexico, receive services from the Honduran embassy, and process their application for the Mexican Humanitarian Work Visa.

Entering Tent City Outside Benito Juarez Stadium

Benito Juarez Stadium is the former Migrant Caravan Shelter. When the government relocated people to El Barretal, many chose to stay behind and set up camp on the street just outside.

El Barretal Shelter

The Adults Area at El Barretal Shelter, which the Mexican government set up after conditions in former shelter Benito Juarez Stadium became uninhabitable. 

ENTERING THE FAMILY AREA AT EL BARRETAL SHELTER

The indoor, sheltered area at El Barretal is reserved only for families, and separated by a secured fence and outdoor zone operated by international support organizations.

INSIDE THE FAMILY AREA AT EL BARRETAL SHELTER