The Darien Gap is the missing link in the 17,000-mile Pan-American Highway, a 60 mile stretch of dense jungle between Colombia and Panama. It has been used as a people trafficking route since around 2010. Thousands from around the world make the crossing every month – and many die trying.

There are numerous routes through the Darien Gap. Arriving at Lajas Blancas reception centre are migrants who have taken the “road of death,” the cheapest and most dangerous route.