19 Jun. 2019
Venezuelan migrant Erika Fernandez, 33, poses for a picture with her sons Ronald, 10, and Jose, 3, while they wait to process their documents at the Ecuadorian-Peruvian border service centre, before they continue their journey, on the outskirts of Tumbes, Peru, June 16, 2019. Fernandez, a nurse, is travelling to meet her husband who has been in Peru for one year. "Everything has been terrible since I left my house and it is still a nightmare, first because of the crowds of people but also all the delays with the buses," she said. "My child has been vomiting since last night, I took him to the Red Cross, and they gave me water to rehydrate him and paracetamol in case he gets a fever," she added. "The toughest part has been to see my children go hungry because I never thought I would see my children like that. They say to me, 'Mama I'm hungry', and I don't have money to give them anything." "I want a better quality of life for my kids, I do not want to teach them that they have to fight for food, but instead, I want to teach them that anyone who works, can buy it." REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "MOTHERS REFUGEE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.