The National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH) requested precautionary measures in favour of 101 migrants in the shelter at Expo Guadalupe in Nuevo León, after accusing «poor hygiene, sanitation, internal security and food conditions».
The agency stressed that these are men, women, girls, children, adolescents and older adults who are waiting for the National Institute of Migration (INM) and the Mexican Commission for Refugee Aid (Comar) to resolve their legal status and address their application for refuge or immigration regularization.
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The CNDH requested the INM and the Comar to provide a decent stay and health and hygiene services, as well as to expedite administrative procedures, to explore alternatives to detention, particularly for vulnerable persons.
On the monitoring visit, he detailed, inappropriate conditions of both hygiene and internal safety were observed, as the mats and blankets were dirty, people eat on the ground, with the presence of harmful fauna such as rats and cockroaches.
In addition, the toilets were in inadequate conditions and lacked basic equipment such as toilet paper and soap.
The situation is aggravated by the existence of no divided or specific areas according to the needs and characteristics of each person, as there are families living together with men, women, girls, children and adolescents, as well as older adults, he said.
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«This National Commission expresses its concern that there is no immediate action to provide a decent and adequate space of accommodation that guarantees the integrity of people in the context of international migration who are in these winery-style facilities, could generate an impact on their health and physical and psychological integrity, in addition to the possibility of provoking a hostile environment that results in a situation of violence».
Sources from the National Migration Institute indicated that they will accept the precautionary measures and will attend to what is requested by the CNDH.
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