The church wants migrants to be aware of the dangers of the route through the Darien jungle in Panama

To make the crossing, migrants must first pass through the northern part of Colombia, cross the Gulf of Urabá by boat from the Colombian town of Necoclí to Capurganá in Panama, and from there walk through the jungle for a week or more.

In the case of Venezuelans, crossing the jungle and Central America does not guarantee them entry into the United States, since the Biden administration established last week that it would only accept migrants from Venezuela who arrive by plane and who have someone to sponsor them.

“The Darien jungle has become a more than dangerous road, a deadly path that does not seem to stop the thousands of migrants, mostly Venezuelans, who have decided to travel its paths in search of new opportunities for a better life” , said Red Clamor. on Facebook.

The Migrant Support Network recognized “the dreams and desires that are in the hearts of each of the men and women who, in most cases, make this decision for their sons and daughters”.

“However, we call for reflection, evaluation and awareness before embarking on this journey which has been fatal for so many: “The Darien is not the road, it is a dead end “which takes the lives and the dreams of those who, out of desperation, cast their fate through it,” said Red Clamor.

According to the Colombian People’s Ombudsman, “this year the migration crisis is much more serious than last year. The number of people on the move who have headed to Panama exceeds 150,000 compared to [with] the 134,000 migrants in 2021.”

Jerry B. Hatch