After having crossed the border, Maria Alejandra* and her one-year-old daughter still have fifty hours of walking ahead of them to reach Bucaramanga, the next stop before heading to Peru. The exhausted little Fiora* puts her head on her mother’s shoulder.
“I decided to leave the country when my sister, who has four children, knocked on my door to ask for some rice and I didn’t even have enough to feed my own child,” says Maria Alejandra
a day get individual help on the road
a day follow our information sessions
distributed to people in need
Our social workers identify the most vulnerable cases to provide them with lifesaving aid:
information sessions about risks on the road and legal help is provided; food vouchers, warm clothes and blankets, hygiene articles and baby products are distributed. We also coordinate with shelters to find a place to sleep for the families most in need.
Around 500 people can be observed every day on the 206 km road from the border city Cucuta to the transit city Bucaramanga, walking through the hills along narrow, winding streets. When we talk about ‘caminantes’ – walkers, we talk about families in street situations with all the associated vulnerabilities.
Martha, a Colombian woman with a big heart, hosts hundreds of migrating mothers and children and hands out 500 lunches a day.
Rocio smiles full of gratitude. With the help of Tdh, she got passports for her children.