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Inside a makeshift migrant camp in Mexico

Migrants bathe in the Rio Grande near a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Migrants bathe in the Rio Grande near a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas,...more

Migrants bathe in the Rio Grande near a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
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Honduran migrant Yadira dresses five year-old daughter Claudia after bathing in the Rio Grande near a makeshift encampment where they've stayed with fellow asylum seekers since being sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Honduran migrant Yadira dresses five year-old daughter Claudia after bathing in the Rio Grande near a makeshift encampment where they've stayed with fellow asylum seekers since being sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection...more

Honduran migrant Yadira dresses five year-old daughter Claudia after bathing in the Rio Grande near a makeshift encampment where they've stayed with fellow asylum seekers since being sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
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Clothes hang to dry at a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Clothes hang to dry at a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October...more

Clothes hang to dry at a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
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Pictured behind crosses honoring the lives of fellow migrants who've died on their journeys north, migrants bathe in the Rio Grande near a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Pictured behind crosses honoring the lives of fellow migrants who've died on their journeys north, migrants bathe in the Rio Grande near a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the...more

Pictured behind crosses honoring the lives of fellow migrants who've died on their journeys north, migrants bathe in the Rio Grande near a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
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A Honduran migrant and her son pass the time in a makeshift encampment where they've stayed with fellow asylum seekers since being sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

A Honduran migrant and her son pass the time in a makeshift encampment where they've stayed with fellow asylum seekers since being sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in...more

A Honduran migrant and her son pass the time in a makeshift encampment where they've stayed with fellow asylum seekers since being sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
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Mexican National Guard members patrol next to a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Mexican National Guard members patrol next to a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros,...more

Mexican National Guard members patrol next to a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
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Clothes dry next to where migrants bathe in the Rio Grande near a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Clothes dry next to where migrants bathe in the Rio Grande near a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge...more

Clothes dry next to where migrants bathe in the Rio Grande near a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
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A migrant girl slips on her shoes after stepping out of a tent in a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

A migrant girl slips on her shoes after stepping out of a tent in a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) by the Gateway International Bridge...more

A migrant girl slips on her shoes after stepping out of a tent in a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
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Twelve year-old Honduran migrant Anyi shaves the head of her father Misael as they bathe in the Rio Grande near a makeshift encampment where they've stayed with fellow asylum seekers since being sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Twelve year-old Honduran migrant Anyi shaves the head of her father Misael as they bathe in the Rio Grande near a makeshift encampment where they've stayed with fellow asylum seekers since being sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant...more

Twelve year-old Honduran migrant Anyi shaves the head of her father Misael as they bathe in the Rio Grande near a makeshift encampment where they've stayed with fellow asylum seekers since being sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
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A five year-old migrant girl from Honduras passes the time in a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

A five year-old migrant girl from Honduras passes the time in a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in...more

A five year-old migrant girl from Honduras passes the time in a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
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Migrants bathe in the Rio Grande near a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Migrants bathe in the Rio Grande near a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas,...more

Migrants bathe in the Rio Grande near a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
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Migrants pass the time at a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Migrants pass the time at a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico,...more

Migrants pass the time at a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
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Migrant children pass the time at a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Migrant children pass the time at a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas,...more

Migrant children pass the time at a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
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A young migrant girl walks past drying clothes at a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

A young migrant girl walks past drying clothes at a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros,...more

A young migrant girl walks past drying clothes at a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
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A migrant boy passes the time at a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

A migrant boy passes the time at a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas,...more

A migrant boy passes the time at a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
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Migrants pass the time at a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Migrants pass the time at a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico,...more

Migrants pass the time at a makeshift encampment occupied by asylum seekers, most of whom were sent back to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), by the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
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