Saturday, November 24, 2018
TIJUANA MAYOR DECLARES MIGRANT HUMANITARIAN CRISIS, REQUESTS URGENT U.N. HELP~TUCSON, ARIZONA BORDER PATROL SPOKESWOMAN SPEAKS
TIJUANA MAYOR DECLARES MIGRANT HUMANITARIAN CRISIS, REQUESTS URGENT U.N. HELP
TUCSON, ARIZONA BORDER PATROL SPOKESWOMAN SPEAKS
The mayor of Tijuana has declared a humanitarian crisis in his border city and said Friday that he has asked the United Nations for aid to deal with the approximately 5,000 Central American migrants who have arrived. Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum said that the Mexican federal government has provided little assistance and he is not going to commit the city’s public resources to dealing with the situation. He said 4,976 migrants had come to the city. “We don’t have sufficient and necessary infrastructure to adequately attend to these people, to give them a decent space,” he said on Grupo Formula radio. On Thursday, his government issued a statement saying that it was requesting help from the U.N.’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
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