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st. let me just to sit down with it. i have hoped to look at some one god willing will find a solution. while the government promises to deliver electricity for all by 2025, but loose then sees an opportunity to help take small steps to bring power to the people. nicholas hawk alger, xerox. charlie synagogue. ah, come, how am i getting with the headlines and al jazeera? here a secretary said his urge to all signs in ethiopia to prioritize humanitarian access in the te gray region, the year long conflict as escalated in recent weeks. until then, kennedy and kenya, where he met with canyon officials to discuss the situation. what we seen is the way the conflict is ah, progressed, ah, more and more of parts of the country have become involved and,
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or are in jeopardy with their citizens, are bearing the bearing the consequences. and whether that's in and t gray over the last year or more recently and amorro ah, and moving further south toward toward addis of the people who suffer are the people. and we have to make sure that they are getting the assistance they need and that the fighting ceases. and the, the talking starts in sudan processors are marching through the streets of khartoum there condemning the miller, she takeover and calling for a return to civilian rule. or position groups, it all had called for another 1000000 man. march. they've already been reports to police, sees and tear gas to disperse crowds. the military has set up road blocks and close 3 key bridges were testers. of also announced a one week sit in starting from widens they have been to explosions in the afghan
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capital kabul, at least one person. as darren, at least 6 people have been injured, interior ministry, so as a car was targeted, the city of la horan pakistan has been named the most pollutants in the world. people are urging the government to save them from the worsening air quality. handling you delhi in neighboring india. schools and colleges. append shuts indefinitely. due to the smoke thousands of refugees and migrants only poland pillars, quarter of spent another night sleeping in makeshift camps. they've been trying to cross into the european union from belarus on tuesday. police in poland, foreign water cannon and tear gas to keep them out. and those the headlines stay with us on al jazeera, the stream is next. on november 21st, venus williams had to the post to choose the regional and municipal representatives
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. after 4 years of election boycott can proposition party's effect change at the ballot box? and will this be a step towards progress for the rising number of those living in extreme poverty to venezuela elections on al jazeera with hire for me. okay, sale the stream. i'm going to take you to a small area of jungle between columbia and panama. it is a small area of hell. let me show you the map to the can push in towards it. we're heading towards the darian gap, so as we headed towards it, you'll see a patch of green. ok, that is the jungle. it's only about 60 miles wind, but getting for it as a migraine, this is part of the migrant trail from central america through to northern america, north america, getting for it is very difficult. let me show you. let's pull back and show you the long, long journey. if you make it through that jungle,
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all the way through to the united states. in the past year. more my grants have been traveling that route than ever. 807000 migrants in 2021. so far. $19000.00 of them were children. and another 50000 are expected to go through that very same route. before the end of this year. i know you have questions. this is part of the migrant story in north america and central america that we don't always get to hear about on youtube. use the comment section. be part of the day show. we are asking about the daren gap why it is so dangerous. who goes through there and how does central america solve or begin to address its major migrant crisis on today? street? ah, has 3 guests who help us answer so many of those questions go. she teresa had my nice to have you here on the stream. you go to introduce yourself. i international
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audience. my name is gertrude daniels and i am the deputy director general for operations at the you and international organization for migration ticket to have a critical voice on today's part of that, teresa always get to have you on the stream, you bring stories, you've been inside. hello audience, who you are a new connection to the darian gap because there's a piece of reporting that you've been doing that has been very well received and so important. well, my name is teresa ball. i'm a latin american correspondent for al jazeera and i just came back from covering and build through the darian gap. and it was one of the most impressive, sad and devastating stories i've. i've covered him a good to have healed the stream and 14 for a really difficult story to share with international audience. but tell them who you are, what you do. thank you. i am jim. i mean,
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i am the head of mission messed up in mexico on panama. i get to have you. i'm just thinking about the diary and gap and how i describe it. teresa, can you help me because you would not so long ago. how would you tell our audience what it is like for my kids to arrive at town and know that they have to go through this jungle and what happens to them in that jungle? and if they manage to make it out the other side. well, when we arrive to the colombian city of nick oakley, and when once we were there, we started thousands and thousands and thousands of people just piling there. they were not being allowed by the columbia authorities to cross what is known as it goes from the law to continue with their journey towards panama, people arriving there were desperate. many have very little resources there, all one to make it either to mexico or the united states as
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a final destination. they know that the trip is going to be difficult, but they never imagine, you know, how difficult many of the people i spoke to in the beginning of that journey. they were telling me, we know it's very hard, but in the end of that journey, which is in a town of back, would you go in panama? you know, they said had i known what i was going to go to, i would have never taken this journey. we personally, we were not allowed to cross at the time. security conditions were not, you know, it was extremely dangerous for us to do so. but we did cover a big part of the true true pattern with through colombia and then all the other side from panama. and you know, people arrived to the other side hungry. many have been women have been raped children id hydrated in and many died along the way. so we have very, very, very difficult journey for them to embark on. you know, i couldn't agree more. i was going to quito just last week. i saw a lot of the same thing. i think what really struck me as you see the migrants
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walking into behind shaquita coming out of the jungle, how tired this oriented they are and the looks on their faces. and i had the chance to speak with quite a few of them. and something that really struck me was, 1st of all, they all talked about how this is nothing like what they expected that, you know, that's the 1st thing. but they all talked about the faces that they saw because they pass through so many corpses along the way. so they are also in a state of almost psychological shock when they arrive. and almost all of them also talk about how if they could, they would go back home gucci, who's making this journey. i showed them at earlier. so where between columbia and panama. so who are these migrants? who, who dare to go through a jungle and, and potential death?
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they not all gonna make it. so we saw migrants, people from haiti, people from venezuela, people from dominican republic, people from as far away as, as becca stan angola, guinea. so it's a range of people from different countries. but the other thing that really struck me is that they're young because to survive the journey, you have to be young and able bodied, many of them talked about their parents who were with them, but who died are injured and still i'm in the forest. so that's, that's what we see, a range of nationalities, but young on young people. i'm going to explore that the, the young people who are making this journey and hammered their maintenance on frontier did a documentary. they talked to some of the people who had made it through the dorian gap, and you'll see how young they are and the kind of risks that they took. let's take
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a look how much is a key lima persona. it'll be that on bill to you. so you must, with my philosophy, greece i, i am glerison good. but i could also give where you live, ball gay. danielle mccrae grew sad. seeing a good also say you will add the hi. deanna. allowed the real laughter a deal. you know, i said little sam. okay, so we want lemon, a hammer, mitty send me a meal. who are no i so when i nino, the bus one, a nino governor, nino, i deanna but then, and then also i noticed on young about my son. so
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frontier doctors without borders, what kind of state did you find people in outbreak gone for the daren gap? i mean, well the numbers are mentioning, the number of people are crossing their that got what we have seen more than 30000 people in our 1st position. we are prison in the back. what you keep ending then migration as stations in april, it was an emergency for us because many me around in mexico in the had sense of where we are providing test they were mentioning the nightmare that was good us. and so finally we didn't explode that 30 mr. nene march and they were already operating. they had sent him back for 2 people and supporting it. busy as well, we've had to make it up to the and told me that the,
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the station in the land and in some be sent him back to the 1st place where people are writing and some of the other collaborators from that were mentioning that he said he's amazing, one hand it, he's all the head problem related to walk during 5 to 7 days nowadays that he saw last year that they can do being can know. but before they were $5.00 to $7.00 days more than more than many months, we said that they are a. busy 1000000 so that means that that is the capital. sometimes i do a little bit all and other said that that i need to be younger, but they are when the children sometimes listen, some time mine are not from pain. and what they had mentioned to me that at the beginning they go in groups, but there is one moment talk with the the images that people they lock their from
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finance. and finally they needed to be in harvey to continue continue on advancing . and finally, many people, they just leave their relatives and they have to continue. so at the same time there war is the 6, a lot of violence and the violence that the funding that because they got a boost of what they put in groups that they are and grow. they are they, they, me, gram. sometimes we followed the violence, not the same time, they separated the women and they, they weighed them. so this is what a, well, we out of service. and then they didn't have sensors together with a ministry of counseling. but yes, and we had, are equally concerned about the cases of g, b, v, and what's especially a violence rape, sexual violence. but what's even more concerning is that we know that many of these
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cases are under reported. they don't want to report because they want to spend as minimal time as possible and just and just pass and find me at the beginning. you were mentioning the numbers 100000 them possibly 850000. it's important to also highlight that the numbers that have passed through this year is more than have passed through in the past 10 years. while i'm trying why? well, what we are seeing from our programs is that one is the impact of cove it economic people and they know my yes. and when you speak to them, they all say we're looking for better opportunities for, for our family tree to go ahead. well, what you know, my experience is when, when people were talking to them and people were completely traumatized as a documentary from doctors without borders call, i mean women where they did not want to talk about what happened to them. but then,
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you know, we went to not on camera, of course, and they were explaining to us how, you know, they were going in groups and then they separate. they were separated and then criminal groups with face covered. they didn't know whether they were colombians or panamanians because that's an area that's important to know. that's an area where the goals, you know, there's a paramilitary groups operate in that area, colombian paramilitary groups, but then there's criminal organizations on the other side. so the, the migrant, they pay some either call your teeth or guide as they call them. they're charging about $100.00 each. so they explode that they're going to be taken to the other side. but what happens is that once they arrive the middle of that trip, they, you know, they are either abandoned or they are kidnapped in a way by other group. and then there's separated and that's when women are taken to one side. and i was told that for example, theresa like canada, which would be or where men were taken to one side. yeah. so as excuse me for,
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for interrupting you. i want to show some of the recordings and the people that you spoke to because it's so so powerful when you hear it from your own voices. so this is some of 2 eaters reporting for al jazeera. in the felt less taken up, florida says they were assaulted, a woman from her group was raped and she had to cover herself in mud to protect herself. in g o, c, rape has become the norm. you know, i'm in amelia now because you're, when were you when you marry a, a . c long ago, i have one on harlem going on, i only deal as follow my order. they'll probably be somebody will guy in another
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room and my phone is what it is you were saying that some women were being targeted . yeah, go ahead. no, they are targeted and there's the child violence and there's the criminal organizations that are operating in that area. and it's, you know, it's, if you look at, for example, that conflict in columbia and so areas are completely out of control authority. there is no security in panama and some areas of the country. there's similar situation, maybe not activities in columbia. so there's no control at a point. there were some talk between, you know, re, general 40 to try to guarantee a safe bass or migrant. but, you know, before what i have heard, you know, it's, it's been, you know, they haven't tab, there's something that has been moved forward and it's necessary. i mean, people crossing that border are victims to criminal organizations to gangs upgrading in that area. mostly women are children, everyone i spoke to and i'm talking, you know, we spoke to dozens of women. everyone had been wrong. everyone, you know,
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had lost all their belongings, their phones. so it's a very violent trade. it's a very, you know, it needs people traumatized that many regret, even embarking on that journey. but after all of the woman that we were just seeing, you know, i spoke to her recently and he's already, she's already in the united states. so, you know, at a point she was asking me please, you know, let the voice out of what would happen to us. but, you know, she's, she's now in the united states and asking for asylum. so people feedback and that's why they continue to go. and you know what, just as, you know, we were hearing this thousands and thousands of people continue to go there. i'm going to bringing another voice into conversation guess, and then i have so many questions on youtube for you. i'm going to ask you to maybe help out. we understand exactly what's going on from your perspective. robert mckee . oh and is from the global migration center. he's the deputy director and he knows that this route, this route for the dorian gap. it's a very well no route,
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if it's so well known, the atrocities that happened to migrate it so well, no. what do you do about that? here is fortunately, the darien gap. it's incredibly dangerous and has become a kind of a routine part of the migrant trail from people coming from south america through central america. and the only solution i see would be for someone, some organization to be there to meet my grants at the beginning of the gap in northern columbia and take them through to one of the shelters that the panamanian government hosts in central panama. ah, i don't know if that's who it feasible, but you know it's become part of ru, is a routine part of migration for a lot of people and a lot of people die passing through it become seriously ill, become seriously traumatized. let's tackle some of the questions that you can share
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with us via this. this is carlos. he says that donning region between columbia and the panama border has been a very dangerous place to refugees because a trafficking of drugs government should implement protection for those migrant. that's what robert was saying, protection gucci. is that possible? it's part of the solution, but it's not the whole solution. we as m, i o m, have been working with the government of panama. they have increased patrols in the gap. we have seen at least the number of reported cases of sexual violence reduced, but we know that that is not enough to deal with the overall issue of migration. it needs to be a regional approach because there's so many countries in the region involved. but it also needs to be a range of things that need to be done. first of all, increasing regular opportunities for migration, for these migrants addressing the root causes and the drivers of migration where
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they come from, giving them opportunities to voluntarily returns. you have the answers, why we were surrounding in the studio by mike was going through hell, right? so you have all the answers. why are we still seeing a? well, at this point, there's cautious optimism because on the political side, the leaders of the countries involved are keen to address this issue. the un migration agency, we've actually just put out an appeal for $75000000.00 for a comprehensive regional response that will involve a range of m, u and agencies. so we know what to do and the political will know what is there, or is it being done? this is the panama president. he's talking about this whole issue about if people are leaving because they don't have enough money, they don't have jobs. that could be the root cause that is the real close. here is speaking on october, the 20th a more regal mean though, we have recommended
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a public investment program with a public infrastructure program to generate employment, a public infrastructure program to generate massive employment. so that the people of haiti, the haitians stay in their country so that they see progress and a future and haiti middle initial or do any more ye cheap comments and questions. let me put this one tea, theresa advert james os. is there no way that mike list can get that destination without going through the horrifying forest? the jungle? well, people, if i, you know, we have spoken to know that they have to, they have a path that they go through. you know, they've been in touch with, you know, their co pays or, or guide before and, and they know the way, i mean, this is something that should be, you know, that or 40 redoing or 40 should make
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a safe passage when we were in nick oakley, for example, you know, migrants were going to go one way and then be ended up changing the tray. and then that's where, that's the part that we filmed be agreed with. it was kind of a very complex situation because you had, because your kids are guides that work with our military group. you know, working together with a may, your, of, of, i can be a small town in columbia, helping them migrant through the way towards panama. and they were trying to make sure that, that it was like a faith back. what i found out is that when we met them on the other side, it was not at the basket. people were robbed, they were harassed. children died, women were raped, you know when this is something that continues, i met with a foreign minister of fine am i while we were in panama also, and she wanted to create the safe passage. but the other thing that when we found out is that when we went back what you keep the where doctor without orders has a field hospital, they were the only ones working there. you know, migrants were not receiving any assistance from panama while they were there. there
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were no food, they had nothing to drink, children were dehydrated and the only one helping them for doctors without borders . so i think that much more needs to be done by regional government because they, they kind of treat them as migrant. they won't invest in them, they just want them to keep them going. but what you have right now at the gallery and got what you have in back. what you keep, though, is a humanitarian crisis that me to be dealt with, you know, local authority and local authorities in many cases, either don't care or don't have the resources. jim, i want you to talk about safe passage. i know you have some thoughts here, but may i play festival, joshua collins, and then when you finish, listening to him, react immediately. here is really illustrates, is their attempts to control and militarize, these borders or prevent passage of magnets, doesn't stop migration. so it really pushes these vulnerable communities into the hands of armed years,
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criminal owners who control this passage. if people really want to try and make a humanitarian response to this problem, i think the only solution that i can see it's to some sort of humanitarian corridor . it allows for state passage. yes, so exactly what mister fees look. 18 a safety, a route where make rounds and population in tron states. they don't have to suffer the violence that they had experience seeing in that and get out. i want to fight 2 things. one is that, that are standardized route, one of them that this a little bit more norther and you don't have to pass as to back when you go directly from starting in next. hopefully go through couple gonna a little bit, but i think and, and radio and you finish in somebody sent it in there might ration station
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in the sense that that's rude is more expensive and then that the rude people doesn't experience. the thing by unit is really birby location. so if that is the one of them, not the but he's much more expensive this out there. is that the other route, the thieves that we're going out with, from the ghost as well. i gross all day gender. feel about her to feed them. i said the last 2 days now that he said the dog so they know my 2 days. this is the place where he is much more than you do is when he happen old violence. so i agree that he said some politic that can be sold in long term, but they need of the money tag response not only from the actors any backwards to assist kelly as before said we are the only one finally
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ministry of has they? yes. well they, they designated some has to be with us in the health center, but there is no other actor and there are big need. people are camping in any place now, i'm them over them. i add that he's no lead trained. there are big bud conditions. hygiene conditions that really needs to be improved and he certainly, as i said as that that we can work on these together with community and then after . and so these kind of specialist that really now we so again, thank you jemma. thank you teresa. thank you. go she for telling us about the dorian gap between panama and colombia, and it's where so many migrates, have a fearful journey as they head towards the united states. thanks for watching everybody. we just recommend 2 things for you back here on my laptop. had american gateway to hope that is true,
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he suppose reporting it is extremely informative and he also makes sense on frontier the daren gap, a dangerous, inhumane root. thanks to watching the next time i it's the was. 2 most populous democracy, diverse dynamic, and undergoing moment to seen context india dixon in depth. look at the people and politics of india. exploring how the coven 19 pandemic struck the nation. it's continuing impact and the lessons learned for the future. join me fade as those are for context. india on august is either i know all of latin america for most of my career, but mil country is alike and it's my job to shed light on how and why
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