Skip to Content

Migrants flounder in Colombian migration point without the money to go on

Associated Press

NECOCLI, Colombia (AP) — In Necocli, Colombia, the local economy has shifted, revolving around the migrants who have been arriving for several years. Those hanging around no longer number in the thousands, as in 2021 after Haiti’s earthquake. Now there are just dozens who wait in Necocli each day, most of them Venezuelans. It’s common for houses to rent their rooms by the day and for people on the streets to sell survival equipment for the jungle — rubber boots, water purification tablets, raincoats, plastic bags and water. Those without the cash to continue their journey north through the Darien Gap jungle flounder in the uncertainty.

Article Topic Follows: AP National

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

Associated Press


KIFI Local News 8 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content