The Most Perilous Journey

The Darien Gap “a wild, lawless stretch” of jungle between Colombia and Panama, is one of the world's most dangerous migration routes.
 
Thousands from Yemen, Cameroon, Haiti, Pakistan and elsewhere brave the journey every year as they flee conflict at home, PBS Newshour reports.
 
On this perilous leg of their route to the US, travelers lose loved ones, encounter bandits, and pass the skeletons of those who didn’t make it.
 
As we learn in Part II, for those who reach Panama, the challenges continue at the intersection of Panamanian and US security and border enforcement.
 
Amid COVID-19, the journey has gotten even longer as thousands are stranded in camps indefinitely.  

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