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UN sees number of young migrants crossing the dangerous Darien Gap up by a third

The number of minors crossing the treacherous jungle between Colombia and Panama known as the Darien Gap is on pace to rise by 34% to reach 160,000 this year, the United Nations' Children Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday. The migration of mostly U.S.-bound kids through the Darien Gap represents "a prolonged crisis," UNICEF said in a statement, adding that current data points to record child migration in 2024 for the fifth consecutive year in the dangerous stretch of jungle. More than 30,000 min...

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