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Al Jazeera 20 Jan 2020

Migrant group camps at Guatemala-Mexico border in bid to reach US


Thousands of people from Honduras have left their homes in the last few days, hoping to reach the United States.
Some have reached the Guatemala town of Tecun Uman, which is just on the border with Mexico.
But many are unaware that the US has already put in place plans to send them back to Guatemala in planes should they manage to head north.

Al Jazeera's John Holman reports from Tecun Uman, Guatemala.

Ankara says more than 130,000 have left since opening its border with Bulgaria and Greece last Friday.
The Greek government says only 1,500 have crossed over illegally and 26,000 have been stopped.
Desperation and despair have been growing, and refugees and migrants are taking increasing risks to reach and cross the Greek border.
Al Jazeera's Natasha Ghoneim has this exclusive report.
The Orthodox Church in Georgia has taken a unique approach to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, by sprinkling holy water.
Georgia has detected 34 cases of infection and priests say they have turned to God to save the country.
They have been driving around the capital to bless residents and commuters.

Al Jazeera's Robin Forestier-Walker reports from Tbilisi.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a previously unannounced visit to Kabul Monday to meet with Afghanistan's rival leaders as he seeks to end the political crisis and salvage the peace process with the Afghan Taliban. A senior U.S. official says Pompeo made the trip despite coronavirus concerns because this is the "best chance at peace" after 40 years of war. VOA's Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine has the story.
Migrant parents who were deported after being separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border could soon return to the U.S. if advocates can locate them in their home country. CBS News immigration reporter Camilo Montoya-Galvez joined CBSN to discuss how the ACLU is helping reunite families.

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