Human Mobility

Research and recommendations for U.S. government and multilateral policymakers, development and humanitarian assistance practitioners, private sector actors, and others interested in state fragility and human mobility issues is led by the Project on Fragility and Mobility. Other programs, including CSIS’s Project on Prosperity and Development, Humanitarian Agenda, Global Food Security Program, and Global Health Policy Center, also contribute toward this mission.

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Photo: LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images

Photo: LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images

Mind the Darién Gap, Migration Bottleneck of the Americas

The surge in mass migration through Panama’s treacherous Darién Gap has created a perfect storm of human suffering, environmental damage, and criminal opportunism. This report analyzes the key dimensions of the crisis and calls for a comprehensive and coordinated international response.

Report by Daniel F. Runde and Thomas Bryja — May 16, 2024

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