Reference : V-P-MX-E-00107
Date : 21/05/2012
Country/Region : MEXICO
Caption : Veracruz State, Tierra Blanca, shelter for migrants Canal Guadalupano. Migrants clean the latrines.
Photographer : NEGRO, Giorgio
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description :
The shelter Canal Guadalupano is a place for migrants where they can rest before continuing their journey through Mexico towards the United States. It is one of the many shelters existing in the country.
The majority of the migrants come from Central America.
The shelter Canal Guadalupano is close to a station where the trains that cross the country do stop. The catholic church runs the place.

The migrants stay a very short time in the place, to rest, to get some water and health care. The shelter has no roooms and the migrants sleep on mattresses on the floor.

Volunteer doctors come regularly to give consultation. During the week ends the Mexican Red Cross organizes consultations.

The ICRC provides medical material and medicines for common diseases (flu, fever, headaches, stomacaches, mycosis) to the shelter.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5269x3513
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour