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Migrant caravan: Humanitarian crisis develops in Tijuana

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The mayor of the Mexican border city of Tijuana has declared a humanitarian crisis as it struggles to cope with an influx of migrants, all hoping to cross into the US.

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image captionLila and her baby daughter Sofia, originally from Honduras, are among some 4,600 migrants who have reached the city in a caravan, or convoy, for protection in recent weeks.
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image captionYeni, 20, from Guatemala, arrived in the city with her one-year-old daughter Marta.
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image captionJeyri, a seven-year-old migrant girl from Honduras, waves a US flag as she rests with her family. The migrants hope to claim asylum in America.
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image captionThese migrants in Tijuana were sleeping under a road bridge on Friday.
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image captionThe migrants face a long wait to be processed by US immigration officials.
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image captionMeanwhile, they camp out close to the frontier.
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image captionThe lucky ones have tents to shelter from the sun.
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image captionFood is on hand at the shelter provided by the Mexican authorities.
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image captionBut costs are mounting and the mayor, Juan Manuel Gastelum, has urged international agencies to help.

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