Here Come The Kids: Record 25,431 Minors Crossed Darien Gap From Panama To Colombia

  • The number of migrant children crossing the jungle between Panama and Colombia significantly increased during the first four months of the year, according to a statement released on Tuesday by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
  • Between January and April of this year, there were a record 25,431 minors who entered Panama by crossing the 266-kilometer-long natural border with Colombia, according to UNICEF.
  • An estimated 40,438 minors crossed the jungle last year, setting this year’s figure on its way to surpass that number. The U.N. believes that at least 300,000 migrants—adults and minors—will cross the border by the end of the year, increasing from last year’s record-breaking 248,000 migrants.
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