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Record half-million migrants crossed Latin America’s dangerous Darien Gap in 2023

Migrants heading to the US wait at the Migrants Reception Station in Lajas Blancas, Darien province, Panama, on 23rd September, 2023

Panama CityReuters A record 520,000 migrants crossed the treacherous jungle between Colombia and Panama known as the Darien Gap in 2023, more than double the number reported the year before, according to government figures seen by Reuters on Tuesday. The migrants who made the journey that marks the start of the dangerous trek north from […]

Number of migrants crossing Panama’s Darien Gap surpasses 400,000 to record high

A migrant carries a child as they along with others continue their journey to the US border, in Acandi, Colombia, on 9th July, 2023

Panama City, PanamaReuters The number of people crossing the perilous Darien Gap linking Panama and Colombia has hit a record high of 400,000 in the year to September, official data showed, as migration to the United States intensified despite efforts to curb the flow. More than half of those migrants were children and babies, Panama’s […]

UN calls for regional solutions to curb record migration through Darien Gap

Panama City, PanamaReuters The United Nations on Wednesday called on countries to join efforts to contain the record-high traffic of US-bound migrants and refugees crossing the treacherous jungle region linking Panama and Colombia, known as the Darien Gap. Official data shows 248,901 people crossed the dangerous stretch between January and July, surpassing the record high […]

Migration through Panama’s perilous Darien Gap hits all-time high

A group of migrants from different countries walk through the Darien Gap, as they continue their journey to the US border, in Acandi, Colombia, on 9th July, 2023.

Panama City Reuters The number of people crossing the treacherous Darien Gap linking Panama and Colombia hit an all-time high in the first seven months of the year, figures released on Monday showed, with July seeing a sharp jump despite recent efforts to curb the trend. Official data showed 248,901 people walked through the jungle […]

Child migrants crossing Darien Gap surge eightfold – UNICEF

A migrant lies in a tent at a temporary shelter during acting US Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan visit in the village of La Penita, Panama on 23rd August, 2019.

Panama CityReuters The number of child migrants crossing a dangerous stretch of jungle dividing Colombia and Panama has rapidly increased during the first four months of this year, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. The thick jungle terrain of the Darien Gap, which is also home to roving bands of criminals, has become a […]

Migration through Panama’s Darien Gap spikes despite US plan

Panama City, Panama Reuters The number of people arriving in the treacherous Darien Gap linking Panama with Colombia soared in April and early May, Panamanian government data shows, dealing a blow to US efforts to curb undocumented migration to the north. According to figures from Panama’s Security Ministry seen by Reuters on Tuesday, 40,297 migrants […]