Scott Mc Kiernan Presents zReportage.com Story of the Week #814 TUESDAY November 16, 2021:’Border Refugees’ by ZUMA Press award winning photographer Raquel Natalicchio who has been covering the migrant situation along the US-Mexico border.
Story of the Week #814: TUESDAY November 16, 2021: ‘Border Refugees’ by ZUMA Press award winning photographer Raquel Natalicchio who has been covering the migrant situation along the US-Mexico border: The US recorded more than 1.7 million interdictions of migrants along the southern border during the past 12 months, the highest figure of any fiscal year in history. Recently over 10,000 Haitians, would-be refugees fleeing an island nation that is rocked by political instability and economic depression, converged near Del Rio, Texas, and sought to stream into the US, creating a massive migrant camp under an overhead bridge in Coahuila, Mexico. With the US border recently re-opened many fleeing from violence and poverty at home, are again flooded with hope asylum will be granted. Currently in Tijuana around 1,0000 migrants live in the grubby and crowded El Chaparral camp, where dozens of families eek out an existence in flimsy tents. The government has cut off the electricity, stopped running water and removed bathrooms in the camp, leaving people with no way to bathe, wash their clothes or even cook food. With aid organizations not being allowed to drop off donations and supplies, many refugees believe they are being starved out of the camp. Welcome to: ‘Border Refugees’
Scott Mc Kiernan, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, ZUMA Press
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