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Migrants suffer humanitarian crisis in bordering zone in Colombia

Migrants suffer humanitarian crisis in bordering zone in Colombia

Bogota, Oct 8 (Prensa Latina) The humanitarian crisis caused by the excessive number of migrants without basic living conditions continues today in the municipality of Necocli, in the Colombian department of Antioquia.
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Despite the agreement between Colombia and Panama to limit the entry into Panama to 500 people, an average of 1,000 migrants are arriving in this country every day.

Given this disparate situation, between 10,000 and 20,000 migrants from several countries, especially from Haiti, remain stranded in Colombia.

In general, they want to go to the United States, and while they wait to embark on the motorboats that take them to Panama, they survive in inhospitable conditions in Necloli.

Others venture to cross the jungle or the Gulf of Uraba and put their lives at risk due to the geographical and natural conditions and people traffickers.

This week, Ombudsman Carlos Camargo called on the foreign ministries of Colombia and Panama to relax the number of migrants that can cross the Darien Gap.

‘We need a shock plan that considers additional measures, such as the creation of a humanitarian bridge that facilitates the passing of boys, girls, teenagers, pregnant women and nursing mothers without risking their lives and integrity when facing the dangers of passing through the Darien Gap jungle,’ Camargo said.


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