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Mexico: Migrants rush vehicles bringing supplies from nearby town

Mexico, San Pedro Tapanatepec
October 29, 2018 at 07:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of Central American migrants rushed a vehicle bringing supplies to them in the Mexican town of San Pedro Tapanatepec on Sunday.

Footage shows migrants surrounding the bus that arrived with supplies for families from the nearby town of Ixtepec. Despite lots of shouting, no clashes were reported as supplies were being distributed.

Some of the migrants claimed to have not been treated hospitably, including Helena Raquel Sanchez from Honduras, who said "none of the stores want to sell to us, because they are afraid, they say that we come to sack it and that is not true."

The impoverished region of Oaxaca was badly-affected by an earthquake in 2017. Despite these desperate circumstances, residents offered food, water and clothing to travelling families.

The next stop for the caravan is Santiago Niltepec, about 54 kms (33 miles) away.

Many migrants have been travelling for more than two weeks, since a group first formed in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. They must still travel 1,600 km (1,000 miles) to reach the US border.

Mexico: Migrants rush vehicles bringing supplies from nearby town02:15
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Thousands of Central American migrants rushed a vehicle bringing supplies to them in the Mexican town of San Pedro Tapanatepec on Sunday.

Footage shows migrants surrounding the bus that arrived with supplies for families from the nearby town of Ixtepec. Despite lots of shouting, no clashes were reported as supplies were being distributed.

Some of the migrants claimed to have not been treated hospitably, including Helena Raquel Sanchez from Honduras, who said "none of the stores want to sell to us, because they are afraid, they say that we come to sack it and that is not true."

The impoverished region of Oaxaca was badly-affected by an earthquake in 2017. Despite these desperate circumstances, residents offered food, water and clothing to travelling families.

The next stop for the caravan is Santiago Niltepec, about 54 kms (33 miles) away.

Many migrants have been travelling for more than two weeks, since a group first formed in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. They must still travel 1,600 km (1,000 miles) to reach the US border.

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