BBC News published this video item, entitled “The ‘forgotten’ migrant crisis at Panama-Colombia border – BBC News” – below is their description.
More and more migrants are trying to reach the US.
The Darién Gap, on the border between Colombia and Panama is where hundreds of people from all over the world start the long, arduous journey to the US.
It takes up to 20 days, and can be deadly, but many feel that the risk is worth it, if it means they might reach the US and start a new life.BBC News YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Colombia
Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a transcontinental country largely in the north of South America, with territories in North America. Colombia is bounded on the north by the Caribbean Sea, the northwest by Panama, the south by Ecuador and Peru, the east by Venezuela, the southeast by Brazil, and the west by the Pacific Ocean.
The capital is Bogotá, the country’s largest city. With over 50 million inhabitants Colombia is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse countries in the world. The Republic of Colombia was declared in 1886. Panama seceded in 1903.
Colombia’s territory encompasses Amazon rainforest, highlands, grasslands, and deserts, and it is the only country in South America with coastlines and islands along both the Atlantic and Pacific.
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