Organizations Help Severe Problem Migrants at the US-Mexico Border

Many migrants who require medical and mental health care are arriving at the border between the United States and Mexico. A growing proportion of migrants, according to medical professionals, social workers, shelter directors, clergy, and law enforcement officers, have either experienced or witnessed violence. In Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Dr. Brian Elmore works as a volunteer at a medical facility. The city is situated near the Mexican border. Elmore has treated over 100 migrants for lung viruses and some emergency cases. Elmore, an emergency physician at Clinica Hope, stated, “I want to initiate a screening for every patient because most of our patients have symptoms of PTSD.” Post-traumatic stress disorder is referred to as PTSD. It is a condition of great tension generated by a startling.

 

But the resources available for this kind of care are limited. Newcomers and migrants who have been in Ciudad Juarez for months have crowded the shelters. Treatment is limited to the most severe patients. Zury Reyes Borrero described the situation as “like a pregnant 13-year-old who fled gang rapes, and so needs help with childcare and middle school.” Borrero is employed with the Center for Victims of Torture in Arizona. He added that after the girl gave birth, he went to see her. He remarked, “We get people when they’re most vulnerable.” Reyes Borrero and a colleague at Catholic Community Services’ Casa Alitas have worked with roughly 100 migrants over the last six months. It is a shelter in Tucson, Arizona.

 

According to Leonce Byimana, the majority of migrants are devastated by what they saw or left behind throughout their journey. He is the Center for Victims of Torture’s director of U.S. clinical services. According to him, the migrants require long-term care, which is more difficult to come by when they leave the shelters, in addition to “first-aid mental health.” According to Dylan Corbett, if trauma is not treated, it may worsen to the point where mental care is necessary rather than self-help and treatment. He is the director of the organization that runs Clinica Hope, the Hope Border Institute. There has reportedly been a rise in the number of girls and women in the border region who are pregnant. Attacks happen to some people. A few are under the age of fifteen.

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