As the world grapples with the global migrant crisis, families across the globe are faced with a harrowing journey to flee oppressive governments and seek refuge and safety in more hospitable nations. Sadly, numerous families have met with tragedy while attempting to navigate the dangerous path across international borders. However, some families have found a way to outwit the draconian approach of those governments by weaving their way through long grass and fields to dodge the relentless migration checkpoints.
For many families, a journey undertaken with the intention to reach a safe destination allows no time for hesitation. This is further compounded by the fact that the migrant crisis has created an exceptionally hostile environment for refugees, and the governments of those nations want their citizens to remain present and accounted for. This has led to an intricate system of checkpoints across the borders, that civilians are not allowed to pass through without the express permission of the government in power.
In such circumstances, families desperate to escape certain persecution have culminated on their ingenuity to bypass these checkpoints. One such example is of a family from Honduras who, after making the arduous journey from their home, marched through the long grasses in Central America. While the family had no idea where they were going, this alternative plan was successful and allowed them to pass through undetected.
With more people attempting this technique, the migrant crisis has already caused immense suffering and as the long grass and fields which they traverse form an impassable barrier between them and their intended destination. This method, although a possible solution, is fraught with risks given the ever-present risks of attack by rodents and animals as well as the potential to get lost.
This dilemma is a concerning by-product of a problem which is far from resolved. For many families who would rather remain in their home nation, the journey to freedom is an arduous reality they must face in order to find safety. Until a more effective system is put in place for the international transport of individuals, families will continue to rely on their wits and courage to traverse through long grass and fields to safely cross international borders.