Peru in Lockdown: Internal Migrants Return Home on Foot

Many live temporarily in the big city to provide for their families in the provinces. Three-quarters of Peru's households have been quarantined with no income.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In Peru, tens of thousands of people are marching home - from the coastal city of Lima to the Andes highlands. Many were stranded in the capital during quarantine measures when bus services between the provinces were suspended overnight on March 15th.

But while the government brought tourists home from abroad on special flights followed by a hotel quarantine, domestic migrants received little support.

A large proportion of them live in the big city at times, using the income to support their families in the province. Now they can neither work nor easily return home. Some of . . .

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