US, EU, Spain give money to address C. American migrant crisis

Migrants rest and wait near a shelter in the city of Tapachula, Chiapas state, Mexico. – EPA pic, June 11, 2021.

THE United States, European Union and Spain pledged more than US$85 million (RM350 million) in aid to Mexico and Central America yesterday to offer alternatives to would-be migrants seeking a better life.

Washington has pledged US$57 million on top of US$310 million in humanitarian aid for the region already announced in April by Vice President Kamala Harris, a government official said in Costa Rica ahead of a presidential summit.

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