Crossing the Darien Gap: Migrants Risk Death on the Journey to the U.S.

Tens of thousands of migrants from Haiti, Venezuela, and elsewhere risk their lives each month to cross the Darien Gap between Colombia and Panama. 

A record 133,000 people crossed the Darién Gap last year, including 29,000 children, according to Panamanian authorities.

The Darien Gap is an imposing obstacle on one of the world’s most dangerous migration routes

 The remote, roadless intersection on the boundary among Colombia and Panama comprises of in excess of sixty miles of thick tropical jungle,

steep mountains, and huge marshes. It is the main overland way interfacing Focal and South America.

Throughout recent years, it has turned into a main travel point for transients looking for work and wellbeing in the US, as specialists have taken action against different courses via air and ocean.

However, migrants face many challenges on this land journey northward, including treacherous terrain, exposure to disease, and violence at the hands of criminal groups. 

As the quantity of travelers develops, so too does the effect on Native people group whose lands they frequently cross.

 Government officials and international organizations have sought to manage the crisis