Mexico: Red Cross program helps caravan migrants contact relatives at home

More than a thousand migrants from the Central American caravan were able to get in touch with their families at home with the help of a program run by the International Red Cross in Mexico City, footage from Thursday shows. «It is a humanitarian service that we provide when families lose contact in situations like migration or its consequences,» National Coordinator of the Mexican Red Cross... Еще Rafael Becerril explained. Becerril added that «the first day here in Mexico City we made a total of 603 calls, yesterday it dropped a bit to around 300, and today we don't have a count yet but the people are coming.» A Honduran migrant, Elda Laine, described what it was like to get in touch with her family after a period of silence: «They were worried, they told me. Because they heard news that people went missing. But now they are happy because I spoke with them.» The migrants, mostly fleeing violence and poverty, have been travelling for almost a month after the group first formed in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The caravan must still travel around 965 kilometres (600 miles) to reach their intended destination of the southern US border.

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