First in migrant caravan reach Mexico City
Migrants jump on a truck in order not to have to walk a part of their long way on Saturday in Sayula, Veracruz, Mexico. Most of the migrants come from Honduras.
the city’s international airport. Officials expect about 5,000 by Wednesday.
The sports facility was hastily converted into shelter for the migrants. Various tents provided meals, mattresses, clothing and other necessities. Portable toilets lined a long fence. And water for washing was provided in huge blue tanks. Doctors and nurses offered medical
aid to those who needed it while volunteers arrived with food, toys and clothing. Clowns and musicians entertained the travelers.
“It feels great to be here, after so long on the road,” said Nixa Nunez, 33, who traveled from Honduras with her three young daughters. “But this is just a temporary stop. We all want to go to the United States.”