COVID-19 at the Broder: “If one case gets into the Camp, the entire Camp will have it”

Originally published by Texas Public Radio on 19/03/2020


More than 1,500 migrant are kept in a Camp along the southern border in Matamoros, Mexico, across the Rio Grande from Brownsville, Texas, as a result of Trump’s “Remain in Mexico Policy”.Most of these people are families with small children, that fear that they are both invisible to the Mexican and the American Government.Most parents are looking at the possibility of sending their children across the border, as they will be welcomed if unaccompanied by adults.The Camp has started many virus prevention activities, such as teaching migrants to wash their hands regularly and avoiding personal contact. However, people are scared that NGO’s will stop coming to help as a result of the fear of spreading COVID-19.The organization “Globar Response Management” (“GRM”) keeps attending to the Camp, seeking to provide additional hand washing stations and testing kits.

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