Panama-Colombia border: migration crisis
Created: 02/11/2022 +


Between January–September 2022, more than 150,000 people crossed into Panama from Colombia through the Darién Gap. Of this number, 71% were Venezuelans. Around 14,500 were children. Although migrants have historically used the Darién route to reach Central America, the flow of migrants through this route considerably increased between 2021–2022. A large number of migrants stranded on the Colombian side of the border, generating needs for healthcare, food, and shelter.