Illegal Nepali migrants in Panama


An unknown number of Nepali youth, who were apparently heading to the United States of America, have been left high and dry in Panama after they were caught for illegally entering the Central American country.

They are currently staying at a shelter in Meteti.

Panama's President Juan Carlos Varela visited the shelter and met them on Monday. He has announced to construct a shelter for migrants who enter Panama from Colombia on foot, according to Associated Press.

Human traffickers take scores of Nepali youth to the United States of America via South and American countries.

Meanwhile, among 388 illegal immigrants intercepted by the Colombian authorities till August 10 this year, majority  of individuals hail from Cuba, Somalia, Nepal and Ethiopia, according to

They were using boats to cross the Caribbean Sea through the Gulf  of Uraba and reach Panama on their way to the US.

According to reports, more than 11,000 illegal migrants, including Nepalis, entered Panama so far in 2015.