REYNOSA/NEW YORK APRIL 29, 2021—Hundreds of people deported by the United States to Mexico under the Title 42 policy—most of them women and children—are stranded in a public square in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, vulnerable to kidnapping and violence and going without basic necessities, including drinking water, shelter, and health or social services, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.
Since February, MSF has been providing medical and psychosocial care once a week to the hundreds of migrants deported back to Mexico under Title 42. They are comprised mostly of families from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, also known as the Northern Triangle of Central America (NTCA), who are currently crammed in the “Plaza de la República” in Reynosa, located in one of Mexico’s most dangerous regions. The plaza is adjacent to the International Bridge, just a few yards from the US border. MSF’s team provides more than 150 medical, psychological, health promotion, and social services consultations each week.