EFEBy Carla Samon Ros Puerto Pizarro, Peru

Either seek out charitable aid or forgo essential medical care.

That is the plight facing thousands of migrants from crisis-hit Venezuela who have made their way to the neglected northwestern Peruvian border region of Tumbes, where those undocumented foreigners have limited access to health and educational services and must rely on others to provide a helping hand.

One person forced to rely on people's goodwill was Eliot Garcia, a Venezuelan migrant in the Tumbes seaside town of Puerto Pizarro who found in the tourism industry not only an economic lifeline but also life-saving solidarity after suffering a heart attack four years ago.