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Human Rights Watch reports Colombia and Panama are failing to protect migrants in the Darien jungle, leading to heightened vulnerability to robberies and sexual violence.

According to Human Rights Watch, Colombia and Panama are not adequately protecting migrants traversing the Darien jungle towards the US, exposing them to increased risks of robberies and sexual violence. The organization urges both countries to coordinate a response to enhance security and human rights respect for migrants, including those from Venezuela, Ecuador, Haiti, and Afghan refugees, who make the perilous journey through this dense, roadless rainforest.