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UNICEF warns that around 700 children are trapped in Mexico next to the US border

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned this Thursday that in the Mexican city of Matamoros, along with more than a thousand migrants, around 700 minors are trapped in “very poor” living conditions, waiting for the United States to grant them asylum permits.

“It is important that the Mexican government applies the protocol to protect migrant children as soon as possible,” said UNICEF Deputy Representative in Mexico, Pressia Arifin-Cabo.

The United Nations Office estimates that many of the nearly 2,200 people, including 700 children, waited weeks and even months under very precarious hygienic, hygienic and safety conditions at the Matamoros border crossing in the USA north of the state of Tamaulipas.

UNICEF warns that around 700 children are trapped in Mexico next to the US border
UNICEF warns that around 700 children are trapped in Mexico next to the US border

“We have to act now because children cannot wait,” said Arifin-Cabo, who said that the “insecurity” that little ones face will have “consequences for their survival and development”.

“The fear of young children is evident when they are not with their parents, even if it is only for a moment,” said Arifin-Cabo.

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