New shelter to house migrants camped along the Rio Grande in Matamoros

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Non-profit groups in Matamoros, located in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, are getting ready to open a new shelter to relocate the current migrant camp along the banks of the Rio Grande. 

Matamoros city officials said the camp currently has more than 800 people, a decrease from the 3,000 migrants reported last month.

Within a few weeks, officials from Catholic Charities and the Diocese of Matamoros will invite migrants to move to a former hospital building whose parking lot has already been transformed into a new shelter.

The new shelter is equipped with bathrooms, showers and large tents.

An official opening date for the shelter has yet to be announced. 


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