Tijuana city officials continued to struggle with thousands of Central American migrants stalled in the region this week; saying roughly one third of the ‘caravan’ requires serious medical attention.
According to Fox News, more than 2,200 members of the 6,000 people ‘caravan’ are being treated for ailments including HIV, tuberculosis, lice, infectious diseases, and other medical issues.
“There’s also a threat of Hepatitis outbreak due to unsanitary conditions, the spokesman said. The thousands of migrants are being sheltered at the Benito Juarez Sports Complex near the San Ysidro U.S.-Mexico Port of Entry, despite the place being capable of providing for 1,000 people,” writes Fox News.
Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum said Tuesday that his city is struggling to pay for the $30,000-per-day bill associated with the caravan; adding funds for the migrants will likely run dry by Friday.
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