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Health personnel participate in training workshops on issues of migratory interest

Within the framework of the  "Promoting  peaceful coexistence in the COVID-19 response for migrants, refugeesand other vulnerable populations in Central America and the Caribbean" project of the European Union in conjunction with the Ministry of Health (MINSA for its Spanish acronym)and the International Organization for Migration (IOM)a series of training workshops were conducted in thmunicipalities oPanamáSan Miguelito,   La Chorrera,  on November 18 and 19 in Panama City and November 24 and 25, 2021, in La Chorrera. 

U.S. Under Secretary of State Strengthens Ties of Cooperation in Panama

The U.S. Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights, Uzra Zeya, visited the southern border of Panama to learn about the situation of the migratory flow through Darien, in addition to following up on bilateral security, cooperation  and human rights protection  programs. 

Border personnel in Panama exchanged experiences concerning migration management in emergency contexts

Members of the different coordination mechanisms in migration management with presence in the two border provinces of Panama, Darién, and Chiriquí, participated in the II Exchange of Experiences on Migration. This was held between September 27 and 29, 2021, with the objective of continuing to strengthen a national and cross-border work platform for the care of migrants in vulnerable conditions and in the context of emergencies.

Risking It All Crossing the Darien Gap, a Treacherous Trek No One Should Tackle

San Vicente, 27 Sep 2021 - In the notorious Darien Gap spanning the Colombia-Panama border, a young pregnant woman and her husband from Haiti were left alone to face the unforgiving jungle along one of the world's most dangerous irregular migration routes.

More Than 91,000 Migrants Have Crossed Darien Gap on Way to North America This Year

Panama City - More than 91,300 migrants, mostly Haitians, have trekked through the perilous Darien Gap jungle to Panama from Colombia this year hoping to reach the United States, Canada or Mexico, according to Panama's National Migration Service (SNM). The figure for the first nine months triples the previous record of 30,000 on the same route during all of 2016. 

Ombudsman's Office and IOM conduct Human Rights training with emphasis on migrants

A total of 25 officials from different national directorates of the Ombudsman's Office of Panama participated in a training day on Human Rights of people in conditions of vulnerability, with emphasis on migrants, coordinated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with the aim of updating, reinforcing, and promoting the exchange of technical knowledge in this area.

Workshop held on migration and labour regularization processes

Panama City - As part of the joint actions between the diplomatic and consular representation of the Republic of El Salvador in Panama and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), a workshop was held today for Salvadoran migrants with the support of the  Integrated Response on Migration (IRM) project in Central America, which is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).