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BBC News published this video item, entitled “Children detained in disease-ridden conditions in US migrant camp – BBC News” – below is their description.
An investigation by the BBC has found more than 2,000 migrant children are being detained in disease-ridden and overcrowded conditions in the Texan desert.
The camp at Fort Bliss in El Paso consists of at least 12 tents – some of which hold hundreds of teenagers.
Staff working there say illnesses such as Covid, flu, strep throat and lice have affected hundreds of children since it was set up in March.
The Department of Health and Human Services, which employs private contractors to help run the camp, did not respond to specific allegations.
It said it is “providing required standards of care for children such as clean and comfortable sleeping quarters, meals, toiletries, laundry, educational and recreational activities, and access to medical services.”BBC News YouTube Channel
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