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Ukrainian refugees camp in Mexico City; wait for US govt approval to entry

About 500 evacuees were waiting on Tuesday in large tents under a searing sun on a dusty field on the east side of Mexico's sprawling capital

Russia Ukraine Conflict | Refugees | United States

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Hundreds of Ukrainian are camping out in and waiting for the US government to allow them into the country.

About 500 evacuees were waiting on Tuesday in large tents under a searing sun on a dusty field on the east side of Mexico's sprawling capital. The camp has been open only a week and from 50 to 100 people are arriving every day.

Some have already been to the US border in Tijuana where they were told they would no longer be admitted. arrived at airports in or Cancun.

The US government announced in late March that it would accept up to 1,00,000 Ukrainian . Hundreds entered Mexico daily as tourists in or Cancun and flew to Tijuana to wait for a few days to be admitted to the US at a San Diego border crossing on humanitarian parole.

Giorgi Mikaberidze, 19, arrived in Tijuana on April 25 and found the US border closed. He went from being just yards from the to some 600 miles (966 kilometers) away in the Mexico City area. He said he travelled to Mexico alone.

"It's very difficult to wait. We don't know how the programme will work," he said.

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First Published: Wed, May 04 2022. 09:22 IST