Mexico City, Mexico. 8th November, 2018. From left to right: Rafael, 33, a Honduran migrant portrayed with his friend Margarita, 33, a Honduran migrant and her two children Alan, 12 and Yana, 10 at the Jesus Martinez stadium in Mexico City, Mexico. Rafael has been traveling for 26 days and arrived in Mexico City three days ago. He joined the caravan at the Honduras-Guatemala border. “Walking is hard but I was given a wheelchair, which has made my journey a bit easier”, he says. Credit: Benedicte Desrus/Alamy Live News

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Mexico City, Mexico. 8th November, 2018. From left to right: Rafael, 33, a Honduran migrant portrayed with his friend Margarita, 33, a Honduran migrant and her two children Alan, 12 and Yana, 10 at the Jesus Martinez stadium in Mexico City, Mexico. Rafael has been traveling for 26 days and arrived in Mexico City three days ago. He joined the caravan at the Honduras-Guatemala border. “Walking is hard but I was given a wheelchair, which has made my journey a bit easier”, he says. Credit: Benedicte Desrus/Alamy Live News
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From left to right: Rafael, 33, a Honduran migrant portrayed with his friend Margarita, 33, a Honduran migrant and her two children Alan, 12 and Yana, 10 at the Jesus Martinez stadium in Mexico City, Mexico on November 8, 2018. Rafael has been traveling for 26 days and arrived in Mexico City three days ago. He joined the caravan at the Honduras-Guatemala border. “Walking is hard but I was given a wheelchair, which has made my journey a bit easier”, he says. He left because there were no job opportunities for him in Honduras, especially because he is disabled. He is heading to Hermosillo, Sonora in Mexico where he has a brother-in-law and hopes to find work. Margarita was a middle school teacher in Honduras. She decided to leave, without telling her husband and family, because her daughter, Yana, was diagnosed with brain tumour and epilepsy two years ago. The medication in Honduras is expensive and she hopes to provide better opportunities for her children in the United States. Thousands of asylum seekers and migrants from Central America make a stop in Mexico City, after three weeks on the road, in the hopes of reaching the United States. Many of them say they are fleeing persecution, poverty and rampant violence in their home countries of Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and El Salvador. President Donald Trump has promised that the migrants will not be allowed into the United States, and has ordered thousands of troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to prevent the possibility. Photo by Bénédicte Desrus
Location: Jesus Martinez stadium, Mexico City, Mexico

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