Red Cross donated food and water for nearly 300 migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border

With migrants going days without food and water, or sometimes drinking from the Rio Grande River, the Red Cross helped 300 of the hundreds of migrants between the river and the U.S.-Mexico border fence.

The International Red Cross intervened for the first time in the migration crisis occurring at the U.S.-Mexico border by donating food to 300 migrants.

The aid reached asylum seekers on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande who in the last week have been attacked by the National Guard and criminals in Mexico, sometimes preventing them from getting food and water.

The migrants, who arrived by train, crossed a narrow riverbed and a barricade of razor wire after receiving food to join an encampment of about 500 people that formed between the river and the border fence, where they wait to be processed legally by immigration officials.

“Well, we are worried about the people who have just arrived and there is no place where they can settle and have a way to have food,” said Maria Teresa Moncayo, representative of the Veterans group, which is assigned to care for refugees and migrants of the International Red Cross.

Moncayo recalled that the migrants were taking water from the canal, which caused concern to the Red Cross and prompted them to provide them with water and food to mitigate hunger and thirst.

“It is too many people, we are not so prepared for all these people en masse that are arriving in Ciudad Juarez,” he abounded.

In this sense, the migrants stranded at the northern border of the country waited for several days to reach the “American dream”, sometimes without drinking water or eating something.

“We have not eaten since yesterday afternoon, we have been waiting in line for two days to try to get through to fulfill our dream. We have not eaten for almost a day, we are all dehydrated,” said Yovel Gonzalez, a Venezuelan who arrived Thursday at the border city of Ciudad Juarez.

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