In many of the places where Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) works, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people are often marginalized and denied access to health care.
Paolo fled Togo, in West Africa, because he feared for his life. He has been traveling for two years, crossing the Americas in his attempt to reach safety in the US. He is now waiting in Nuevo Laredo to be able to cross the border legally.
"My name is Paolo, I am from Togo. I have traveled through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico. It took a year. I had to stay in Panama for 11 months because of COVID-19: February to November in Panama. I arrived in Mexico on December 6.