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From Cameroon to US-Mexico border: ‘We saw corpses along the way’

Kombo Yannick is one of the many African asylum seekers who are braving the longer Latin America route to the US.

  • Al-Jazeera

Tijuana, Mexico – Kombo Yannick, a 30-year-old pastor from Cameroon, waited in line with about 100 other asylum seekers at the US-Tijuana border on a chilly afternoon in late December.

He and his wife had been in Tijuana for two days, and were speaking with an aid worker about where to find a bed for the night.

Cob 1a“My only goal is to find a way to cross the border,” Yannick said, rubbing his gloved hands together to keep warm.

“We don’t know…

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