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Members of the migrant caravan sleep on the streets in Mexico after Tijuana shelter is closed following torrential rains and health concerns…”any migrants who stay will have to find their own food.”

Members of the migrant caravan sleep on the streets in Mexico after Tijuana shelter is closed following torrential rains and health concerns…”any migrants who stay will have to find their own food.”

Women and children were among those pictured pitching tents on the streets in Tijuana, Mexico on Saturday

Many were waiting for buses to take them to a new shelter after the initial camp was closed after heavy rains and flooding

Migrant caravan members were spotted with their belongings on the street

Torrential rains during the week reduced the old shelter to a muddy, smelly mess

Authorities were trying to persuade the migrants to move to a new, more distant shelter in a former outdoor Tijuana concert venue

But Saturday afternoon, most of the thousands of migrants who had camped out at the sports complex had agreed to move to the new location

Others, however, decided to try their luck camping in the street near the former shelter or look for their own accommodation

DAILYMAIL.COM

2 December 2018

Members of the Central American migrant caravan have taken to sleeping on the streets in Mexico after heavy rains and flooding forced a mass exodus of an overcrowded shelter near the U.S. border.

Women and children were among those pictured with their soaking wet belongings on the street in Tijuana on Saturday as they waited for buses to arrive to take them to a new shelter.

Many were spotted resting in their tents on the street after the initial shelter, which was set up in a sports complex, had services cut off on Friday.

Torrential rains during the week reduced the old shelter to a muddy, smelly mess.

Authorities were trying to persuade the migrants to move to a new, more distant shelter in a former outdoor Tijuana concert venue.

But Saturday afternoon, most of the thousands of migrants who had camped out at the sports complex had agreed to move to the new location.

Others, however, decided to try their luck camping in the street near the former shelter or look for their own accommodation.

Mexican authorities began moving many of the migrants out of the overcrowded shelter in buses on Friday.

Still, as many as half the 6,000 or so migrants who have been staying at the sports complex were milling around at midafternoon, apparently unwilling to relocate to the new shelter much farther from the border.

Alejandro Magallanes, an assistant to the director of the city’s social services department, said officials hoped to bus as many migrants as possible Friday.

Concerns had been growing over unhealthy conditions at the muddy sports field where migrants are sleeping in small tents.

Magallanes said nobody would be forced to move to the new facility, a large building and concrete patio known as El Barretal that has been used for concerts and other events up until about six years ago.

But city officials planned to stop offering food and medical services at the Benito Juarez sports complex next to the border on Friday, and any migrants who stay will have to find their own food.

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Source: Members of the migrant caravan sleep on the streets in Mexico after Tijuana shelter is closed following torrential rains and health concerns…”any migrants who stay will have to find their own food.”

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