Panama, Ecuador, Costa Rica and Colombia Ombudsmen agree to protect migrants

Last week the mayor of Necoclí, Colombia, advised that the municipality has collapsed under a recent unprecedented migration crisis. Some 9,000 people are stopped there, seeking to reach Panama on their way to North America.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, August 4, Panama, Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Colombia agreed to carry out a joint effort to ensure the protection of the human rights of migrants, especially those of children, adolescents, women, and the elderly.

This is what the ombudsmen of Colombia, Carlos Camargo; of Panama, Eduardo Leblanc; of Costa Rica, Catalina Crespo Sancho -who is also the president of the Central American Council of Human Rights Ombudsmen and Defenders-, and of Ecuador, Zaida Elizabeth Rovira Jurado, said in a declaration signed in Capurganá, Colombia.

The defenders met to address the situation of thousands of . . .

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