From Migrants To Refugees, Mexico's Shelters Struggle To Keep Up
Mexico's refugee crisis is growing, and migrant shelters are having to adapt.By Karen Rodriguez | July 11, 2016
"Migrant shelters in Mexico have had to adapt or reconfigure what they do. I say that we are no longer just shelters for immigrants but refugee camps as well," said Ramón Marquez, director of La 72.
Marquez gives humanitarian aid to migrants traveling through southern Mexico as director of La 72, a shelter in Tenosique, Tabasco.
Thanks to a recent crackdown on immigration, more and more migrants from Central America are staying in Mexico instead of moving on to the U.S. border, and that's changing the way migrant shelters like La 72 operate.