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International swimmers cross US-Mexico border via Pacific Ocean to support migrants.
International swimmers cross US-Mexico border via Pacific Ocean to support migrants.
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An international convoy has swum the invisible border line dividing Mexico and the United States in a bid to show solidarity with migrants around the world.

The cross-border swimming was aimed at raising funds for the Colibri Center for Human Rights. The non-profit agency supports individuals, whose family members have died while attempting to cross the US-Mexico border.

US swimmer Ben Enosh, participating in the Pan-American Colibri Crossing, arrives at the beach in Playas de Tijuana, Mexico on May 5, 2017, after swimming across the US-Mexico marine border from Imperial Beach in San Diego, California. © AFP

A total of 12 people participated in the charity event that featured swimmers and activists as far abroad as New Zealand and South Africa.

According to the UN, a staggering 65.3 million people were uprooted worldwide in 2015; an unprecedented number since World War II.