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The CNDH calls for protection for a new caravan of 3,700 migrants in southern Mexico

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A caravan of more than 4,000 migrants is demanding documents to travel to the northern border and enter the United States


Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) this Monday called on federal authorities and the state of Chiapas, which borders Guatemala, to provide urgent humanitarian assistance to 3,700 migrants who may be passing through in a caravan to demand a response to their asylum claims and seek asylum.

“The CNDH learned of the upcoming organization and departure of more than three 3,700 people related to international mobility, including children and pregnant women, who are staying in the municipality of Tapachula due to a lack of attention from the authorities National Institute of Migration (INM) and the Mexican Commission for Refugee Aid (COMAR),” the organization said.

Thus, the CNDH has stated that it “received a complaint reiterating that said group of people – originally mainly from Venezuela, Haiti, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Panama, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Asia – intend to go out in a caravan”.

The main reason for the complaint is that “the majority have waited between three and four months for the immigration process to be resolved in order to obtain proof of their application for refugee status through COMAR, or alternatively to be issued a humanitarian visa through this in”.

Likewise, the CNDH requests that “they be provided with water, moisturizing serum, hygienic and adequate food, care by specialized medical personnel and first aid, medicines, personal hygiene items, among other things, to favor those people who find themselves in a particularly vulnerable situation condition”.


A caravan of about 4,045 migrants from various countries including Venezuela, Cuba and Haiti left this Monday to demand from Mexico’s National Institute of Migration (INM) the documentation to travel to the northern border and cross the United States. as and as reported by the newspaper ‘El Universal’.

The caravan left Tapachula at 1 p.m. and consists of 4,045 people, including 624 children.

Their goal is to reach the municipality of Huixtla, about 40 kilometers away, where they hope the migration authorities will give them temporary permission to leave the state of Chiapas.

“We just want to go to Huixtla so that they can give us the permits,” emphasized the migrants’ spokeswoman, Alexa, as reported by the above-mentioned newspaper.

“We just want to come to this town peacefully; we don’t want problems or shouting, we just demand that our human rights be respected,” Alexa condemned.

Source europapress.es

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