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Mexico border: Within a temporary protection for immigrants

November 29, 2018 World 0 Views There is no space for sporting events here right now. This municipal sports facility…

There is no space for sporting events here right now.

This municipal sports facility in the Mexican border town of Tijuana is filled with people. But it has been transformed from a sports facility to something completely different: a temporary home base for thousands of Central American immigrants who say they have no other place to go.

US officials say limited resources and capacity means they can only handle a fraction of the cases on the waiting list every day.

At the same time human rights describe the relationships within this provisional protection, where immigrants are waiting to be unhappy and unhygienic. And things can get a lot worse in the next few days, with rain forecast to drain the area. Tijuana mayor has considered the situation a crisis and says that his city needs more help from federal and international humanitarian officials to handle it.

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Benito Juarez Sports Complex has become Tijuana’s premier immigration home. Here is what looks like and sounds like inside:

Open sewage and drainage pools

From the outside fields at the sports facility it is common to see and hear helicopters flying through air. On the other side of the border, US authorities are watching.

Migrants can also see the U.S. border from here. The large metal cast is in the distance behind the line of blue portable toilets. Nearby, not far from growing piles of garbage, use some outdoor showers. Others clean themselves with water bottles.

 Wastewater and portable toilets drain a nearby field at Benito Juarez Sports Complex in Tijuana, Mexico, where thousands of immigrants have been sheltered while waiting to seek asylum in the United States.

Some immigrants tip through the mud, trying to avoid the runoff from nearby bath and bathroom facilities.

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Three people raced into a temporary medical clinic on the shelter, brought a man to a test room and hit a curtain behind him.

In another room nearby, Carlos Betanzo told CNN conditions within the scope of protection more and more concerned. 19659002] “This mode is not so clean inside. The bathrooms are very bad. They sleep on the floor. The sanitation is not so good, “says Betanzos, who works in the field of protection as part of a medical task of doctors and nurses from Nazarene’s church.

Betanzos said that more than 100 patients come to their clinic daily. And more than 200 more goes to another clinic inside the Mexican government.

Many patients show symptoms of the flu, he said. Others have lice or stomach diseases – all treatable.

But in such tight and cramped conditions he said doctors are worried about how Sooner, more serious diseases could spread.

“We are worried,” he said, a major infection. “

Amnesty International said this week that the accommodation does not have sufficient resources for immigrants housed there.

” The Mexican federal, state and municipal population confirmed separately for Amnesty International that the temporary protection did not have adequate food, and health care services, and breathing diseases spread among those who stayed there, “Amnesty says.

Clothesline crosses the air

More than 5,800 immigrants have taken shelter in the complex of Mexico’s social development secretariat. three times over the capacity of the facility, “said Rodolfo Olimpo, a representative of the Baja California State Special Committee on Migration.

And more immigrants are expected to arrive in the next few days.

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City officials who run the shelter say they do their best, but need help.

Tijuana mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum has called the situation a crisis that he says municipalities can not handle on their own. Mexican federal officials, he said, must come in.

“The federal government should do its job. And that is, give us protection, give them food, water, medicine, all that a person needs worthy and have a place where they can be worthy.” Gastelum told CNN in week. “So, I need the federal government to take over this situation, and if the federal government can not do it, please go to … the UN organization set up to help. It’s called humanitarian aid.”

Manuel Figueroa, head of the social services department, said Wednesday that federal support remains minimal. While Mexico’s marine produces and distributes food, he said that financing for deliveries comes from the state and the city – like the gas, electricity and water at the plant.

 A man fools at the Benito Juarez Sports Complex.

“Everyday, we make the greatest effort to participate in this without the obligation to … This migrant situation is the responsibility of the federal government.”

In the meantime there are hundreds of thousands of thousands of immigrants who take protection at the sports complex. A playground inside gives a little relief from the knee bend.

But days after tensions fled, and US officials hit tear gas at the border, the mood in the big Tijuana house is sometimes bleak. Some immigrants say they are shocked by what happened and unsure what to do next.

Many living in the shelter sleep outdoors – some in tents, some lie on dirt in sleeping bags or blankets.

When the threat of rain woke on Wednesday, immigrants crept up to cover their tents with black plastic arms.

In some of the interior areas of the shelters, blankets have become provisional partitions to provide integrity. Hanging clothesline goes through the air.

 An immigrant drinks water as he waits for protection, where more than 5,000 immigrants live

A woman from Honduras named Naira sat on the ground in what looked like a sea of ​​blankets. Things have not gone well, she said. She and her young daughter do, but she realizes that she needs to find ways to earn money so they can buy more to eat.

“There are some,” she said, “but very little”.

Long lines for food

Members of the Mexican Navy have set up mobile kitchens where they prepare and distribute food.

 Members of the Mexican Navy have set up mobile kitchens to feed migrants.

But the food lines are long. Migrants said waiting time could be for hours.

Cesar Nuñez told CNN on Tuesday night that it had been a day since he had eaten. He said he would not take food from the mouth of women and children who need it more.

Nuñez, 30, said he was threatened in Honduras after seeing a crime and reported it.

 Cesar Nuñez says he was threatened after witnessing and reporting a crime in Honduras. He hopes to apply for asylum in the United States.

He pointed to a scar on his leg which is a permanent reminder of violence that he is determined to leave. Gang members attacked him with a machete, he said. In comparison to that, he said that the terms of the protection are not bad at all.

“We have escaped from worse things,” he said.

CNNs Leyla Santiago reported from Tijuana. CNN’s Catherine E. Shoichet wrote the story in Washington. CNN’s Rosalina Nieves, Miguel Marquez, Flora Charner and Geneva Sands contributed to this report.

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