Northern Mexican states face a water crisis due to severe drought and water shortages. Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon are the states that have been impacted the most by these shortages and droughts. Asylum seekers residing in border town cities have also been affected by this ongoing water crisis.
The U.S. border city of McAllen, Texas is working alongside the McAllen Chamber of Commerce to provide potable water to northern Mexican border states that have been affected. Truckloads of potable water are in the process of being donated to these states in which they are asked to ration amongst asylum seekers.
Migrant shelters in the states of Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas have felt the scarce impact of potable water and have left many migrant advocacy groups worried due to the rapid influx of migrants.
Approximately 1.4 million people have been left with no potable water in the state of Nuevo Leon. Also, Nuevo Leon officials announced that citizens won’t have access to water supplies from 6 PM to 6 AM until August.
For more information on this crisis, please visit the article published by BorderReport down below.