Migrants go without showers, dig for food in trash at city’s ‘landing zone’ as they wait for shelter

Adam Jones from Kelowna, BC, Canada

Hundreds of migrants who recently arrived in Chicago have been staying in warming buses provided by the city and they haven’t taken a shower for days.

Many are hungry and sick with colds. Each night, they climb into eight warming buses to sleep at the Office of Emergency Management’s “landing zone” in the West Loop. The number of migrants has climbed to 324.

Wednesday morning, some could be seen tossing a football and running to stay warm. Others blew on their hands for warmth and scrounged for food.