Mileydis' home in Matamoros
A Cuban asylum seekers shows me the small home she lives in with her daughter and dog. She had painted the walls the bright blue color in an attempt to give the place some warmth.
My new home
A grandmother showed me her apartment in Matamoros. She had recently moved from the camp although was now struggling to pay the bills that came with the apartment. She asked for her portrait not to show her full face and so posed on the bed with her back to the camera.
Joel's home from home
Joel was once the leader of the Cuban migrants living in the camp. INM refused to allow him back into the camp one day and so he had found a space in the back of a factory. The owner allowed him to sleep there whilst the factory was being refurbished. He is now looking for a new place to stay.
Joana, the pupusa queen
Joana took time out of her day to teach me to make pupusas, a traditional El Salvadorian dish. She giggled as a queue of customers formed and I struggled to keep up with the demand.
A camp kitchen
A typical kitchen in the camp where resourceful residents create ovens from washing machine drums, sinks from scrap wood and a stove from compacted earth.
A Cuban nurse takes the temperature of some patients waiting to see the doctors who work with the NGO, Global Response Management.
A young baby snoozes in a hammock as his mother explains how she fled Guerrero with her other children.
Ranger Sam surveys the camp
Global Response's project lead, Sam Bishop, surveys the camp in between patients. As an ex ranger he is well equipped to handle the issues that come with working in the camp.