Business chamber faces heart-breaking migration crisis

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The migratory phenomenon of the XXI century is a world reality that should not be politicized or aligned with agendas but needs productive efforts on the part of all the actors in society at the international level says Panama’s Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (Cciap) in its weekly newsletter on Sunday, September 3.

 When dealing with the migratory crisis, “there are no sole or exclusive solutions” said the Chamber.

During the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, President Cortizo called on nations to make a joint effort to confront irregular migration, with strategies and resources to “anticipate a regional humanitarian crisis of serious proportions. ”

For the Cciap, it is "positive" that Panama seeks support in articulating efforts in the concert of nations since the problem is greater than local capacities.

“The efforts seem to be beginning to show the reality of the country around the world. This makes it possible to connect with sources of support and provide access to international cooperation agendas.” stated the organization.

However, the Chamber  indicated that the findings reported on the investigations carried out by the Commission for Women, Children, Youth and the Family of the National Assembly on the Colombian-Panamanian border as well as in the shelters of the province of Chiriquí The accounts of the harassment suffered by migrants "are heartbreaking, to say the least.”

Panama, as a signatory of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration of the United Nations has commitments to human rights within the context of the universal and regional system that frames its responsibility as a country towards migrants.

In view of this, the Cciap emphasized the need to follow up on what was reported by the investigations on the complaints reported by migrants during their journey through the Darien jungle.

"At the crossroads, the country has to present itself in front of the other nations of the continent as a leader and sit at the table of decisions and actions both its neighbors and the other countries of the region in order to find shared solutions, where respect of the human condition of the migrants prevails.” said the union.



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