About 30 Haitian migrants have been stuck at Necocli Beach in Colombia for months. Some were attempting to travel from Brazil to the United States, but could not continue further because the border between Colombia and Panama is closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We don’t want to stay here. We’re all going up north,” Eric Cadete, whose wife is supposed to give birth to his first child in three months, told Le Journal de Montréal. Cadete lived in Brazil for many years.
About 700 migrants in total from various countries are living at the beach in tents. If the migrants were to cross the border, then they would have to travel through the Darien jungle, which is 165 miles long.
Before the border was closed, officials intercepted between 1,500 and 2,000 migrants at the Darien jungle each month.