Reference : V-P-MX-E-00089
Date : 09/02/2012
Country/Region : MEXICO
Caption : Tabasco state, Tenosique. Central America migrants wait for the departure of the train.
Photographer : ARGOTTE, Ana
Keyword : MIGRATION; TRAIN
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description :
Tenosique, some 30 kilometers from the Guatemalan border, is one of the two main gateways for migrants from Central America en route to the United States. The trains to the country center leave from Tenosique. The majority of the migrants who pass through Tenosique come from Honduras; the others come mostly from Guatemala and Salvador. Most of them are between 16 and 21 years old.

A Mexican Red Cross mobile clinic provides basic health care in three different places: the shelter for migrants "La 72" where the people can rest and recover before continuing their journey; two different places on the railways tracks that lead towards the north. The ICRC provides support to the mobile clinic.

The Mexican Red Cross also supplies water and distributes food kits to the migrants.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 2400x1800
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour

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