‘Caravan of Mothers’ forms to post photos of missing migrant children in Mexico
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A group of 25 women has been traveling from countries in Central America to Mexico, searching for missing relatives and raising awareness about thousands of migrants who have gone missing, NBC News reported Sunday.

The group, called the Caravan of Mothers of Disappeared Migrants, says there are tens of thousands of people who have gone missing while traveling toward Mexico and the United States over the past 10 years, according to NBC News.


The advocacy efforts come as thousands of migrants are traveling through Mexico toward the southern U.S. border. The Caravan of Mothers is part of the Mesoamerican Migrant Movement, a nonprofit group.

Over the past three weeks, the Caravan of Mothers has been posting photos in public parks and shelters that migrants pass through. They've also been going to police stations to request investigations and have met with government officials in an effort to earn better protections for migrants, according to NBC News. 

The migrants who have gone missing have potentially been victims of trafficking and drug and gang violence, NBC reported.

The Caravan of Mothers has so far reunited families with 300 missing migrants, Marta Sánchez Soler told NBC. 

“This caravan is to remind authorities investigations are needed and to try and prevent this from continuing to happen,” Sánchez Soler, an activist, said at a news conference last week, according to NBC News.

Sánchez Soler told NBC News that she is especially concerned about minors who are in the caravans without parents or other guardians.

“There aren’t enough shelters or places to put these migrants in Tijuana. They will arrive at the U.S. border and there will be children sleeping on streets,” Sánchez Soler said. “We can’t have that."