‘If I go back, I’ll die’: Colombian town scrambles to accommodate 10,000 migrants

Necoclí, inhabitants 20,000, faces bottleneck as Covid laws carry and unrest, poverty and violence develop throughout area

When the loudspeaker introduced that the day’s remaining boat throughout Colombia’s Gulf of Urabá would start boarding, a determined scrum of Haitians rushed ahead, jostling for areas at the rickety craft.

Maximum have been caught on this far flung Caribbean coastal the town for days, trapped in a migration bottleneck brought about through the loosening of Covid shuttle restrictions and rising unrest, poverty and violence around the area.

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