Amnesty International launches 'socks for Mexicans' appeal

Published: 27th January 2012

Amnesty International launches 'socks for Mexicans' appeal
Amnesty International has launched an appeal for socks to give to Mexican migrants making journeys across Central America.

The charity is asking for people to donate this humble piece of clothing, which was highlighted as the item Mexicans would most like to take with them were they forced to leave their country.

Although answers to the survey were mixed, Amnesty International found that socks were often favoured to more valuable possessions, which migrants expect will be stolen off them on their journey, or increase their chances of kidnap.

Amnestry researcher in Mexico Rupert Knox explained: "Much to our surprise, the migrants did tell us that the one thing they desperately needed on their journey was socks.

"On journeys that can be up to hundreds of miles, untreated blisters risk lives and a fresh pair of socks can make all the difference."

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