Darien, Panama. In the first six months of 2023, more than 200,000 people crossed the Darien Gap, a jungle that lies between Colombia and Panama; more than 60 migrants died in the attempt. This figure is almost five times the number of people (33,819) who crossed the Darien Gap in the first five months of 2022 and more than the total number of migrants (109,293) between 2010 and 2019. According to Panama’s Migration Authority and Ministry of Security, over the last four years more than 600,000 people have used this jungle as a migration route.
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