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Hundreds of migrants begin to 'self-deport' back to Central America as TB, chicken pox and lice become endemic at squalid Tijuana sports complex with only 35 portable toilets and nine showers - sheltering 6,000 people (26 Pics)

  • Hundreds of Central American migrants are beginning to turn back home rather than continue to stay in the filth-strewn Benito Juarez sports complex in Tijuana, Mexico
  • Tijuana's Health Department revealed on Thursday that some migrants are suffering from tuberculosis, chickenpox, skin infections, and there have been four confirmed cases of HIV/AIDS 
  • Mexican officials revealed that around 200 migrants volunteered this week for repatriation, with more than a hundred having already flown home from Tijuana's airport Monday 
  • Salvadoran Clara Daniela, 17, told : 'The smell is so bad. There is no privacy for women when you take a shower,' adding, 'We will try to stay for now but it's becoming more and more tempting to go' 
  • She revealed organizations have been facilitating trips back home for those who have 'had enough' by sending them on buses to get a flight 
  • 35 porta potties for the thousands of residents, many overflowing with excrement and with no means for the migrants to wash their hands 
  • There were nine open air showers divided into three blocks, with one designated for female migrants who use blankets as a makeshift screen for a degree of privacy 
Hundreds of Central American migrants are beginning to turn back home rather than continue to stay in the filth-strewn Benito Juarez sports complex in Tijuana, Mexico. Pictured above are migrants arriving from Mexicali making their wait to the makeshift camp 
These are the filthy conditions inside the Benito Juarez sports center, housing mostly Hondurans, some Salvadorans, Guatemalans, and Nicaraguans. Pictured above is a migrant brushing his teeth using a bottle of water
The shelter is housing about 6,000 people, many who have been forced to sleep together under large tarps (pictured) as they wait to see if they can enter the United States to seek asylum due to the violence, political and economic hardship they are facing in their homeland
In the past few days they have had cases of pneumonia and chicken pox - a chilling development in conditions ripe for an epidemic. Officials revealed there is also a risk of an hepatitis outbreak due to squalor 
Migrants have been taking showers out in the open. DailyMail.com counted only nine open air showers divided into three blocks, with one designated for female migrants who use blankets as a makeshift screen for a degree of privacy
Clara Daniela (left) 17 yrs, her partner Jose Hernandez (left), 25 yrs and their one-year-old son Fernando who all fled El Salvador because of violence, told DailyMail.com that they are 'more and more' tempted to go home because conditions are so bad  
The tumbledown facility a hundred feet from the Mexico-US border has become the last refuge for members of the snaking human convoy who fled gang-plagued Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador around six weeks ago, igniting a political storm and prompting President Donald Trump to send US troops to the border
There is near constant soundtrack of coughs and sneezing and the stench from the toilets wafts across the entire camp, mingling with the smell of rotting trash, tobacco and occasional wafts of cannabis smoke
Federal health workers and NGOs work from trucks, providing free health checkups and treating caravaners for head lice, blisters and flu
Tijuana's Health Department revealed on Thursday that many are suffering from tuberculosis, chickenpox, and other skin infections. So far, there have been three confirmed cases of tuberculosis, four of chickenpox, and four cases of HIV/AIDS. Pictured in the background is sign saying 'no spitting' 
Carlos Betanzos, 32, a coordinator for the Medical Brigades of Nazarenas, a non-profit ( of the World Wide Evangelical organization) who is providing medical aid to migrants at the Benito Juarez sports center, says 'conditions are there for a major infection'
Volunteers wear mask in order to avoid being infected with an illness. 
Health workers warn the main danger is flu since temperatures are beginning to drop and it is expected to rain 
Honduran Jessica Rodas, 25, and her two kids Dezelynn, three, and Ana, five, were among the 70 or so people being treated for head lice Tuesday. Rodas revealed they've had head lice for 18 days 
DailyMail.com counted 35 porta potties for the thousands of residents, many overflowing with excrement and with no means for the migrants to wash their hands
If it wasn't for volunteers offering to clean up, 'the place would be overflowing with trash,' one helper said
The vast majority are camped out on almost every spare inch of ground in the neighboring Little Padres baseball field, named in homage to the San Diego Padres MLB team which plays its games 20 miles north
Some migrants have decided it's so overcrowded inside the camp that they would rather pitch their tents outside in the streets
A handful of desperate residents have even used twigs and branches to build nest-like homes with the temperatures likely to turn chilly and rains forecast by the end of the week
Honduran Fanny Roxana Pavon, 25, has been on the road five months but her priority is the health of five-year-old daughter Elizabeth Munoz
The conditions are perhaps even worse for children, many who were taken on the journey by their mothers. Above a boy drinks milk out of sippy cup
People have bedded down under tents or makeshift canopies built from ropes and plastic sheeting
Despite the trickle of migrants leaving voluntarily, the numbers are still growing by the day
Around 500 people arrived Tuesday, waiting in line for a wristband letting them come in and out
Migrants, some with children in arm, who have just arrived from Mexicali wait to enter the sports complex
Mexican officials deported 98 people for their part in the skirmish against US security agents and have banned migrants from holding protest marches close to the border

1 comment:

  1. This is the result of governments and religion ever since their creation.
    They will practice this until all are exterminated.
    See, http://themillenniumreport.com/author/themillenniumreport/

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