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Central America: Migrant Caravan Information Bulletin N° 1

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This bulletin is being issued for information only; it reflects the current situation and details available at this time.

The situation

On 13 October 2018, the migrant caravan started its journey in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, with approximately 1,500 people (increasing to an average of 3,000 people within a few days of its initial departure), including men, women and children. The caravan entered via a customs office on the Agua Caliente border in the department of Chiquimula, Guatemala and the other access points of El Amatillo and El Florido. The leaders of the caravan have indicated that their migratory route would take them from the municipality of Esquipulas in the department of Chiquimula, then to Guatemala City before heading to the municipality of Tecun Umán in the department of San Marco, Guatemala, which they will use a meeting point and a way of crossing into Mexico. Faced with this situation, the governments of Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and the United States are urging the migrants to follow each country’s immigration procedures.