Panama: increase in migrant traffic through the Darien Gap
Created: 19/04/2023 +


The Darien Gap is a swampy jungle area that connects Urabá region in Colombia with the Panamanian province of Darien. The Darien Gap is the only land connection between South and Central America. It has historically served as a transit zone not only for migrants from Latin America but also for those from African and Asian countries trying to reach the US. Recently, the number of people crossing from Latin American countries has increased considerably. In 2022, 250,000 crossed through the Darien gap, which is the highest year recorded in history.