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22 Dec 2016 description

1. Summary

In November 2015, more than 1,000 Cuban nationals were reported to be camped out at the Paso Canoas border crossing with Panama. In view of requirements for entering the country and the fact that these migrants did not meet them, a significant amount of people began to congregate in this border community, taking to living in the streets while they waited for a solution to their immigration status. The Costa Rican government issued permits allowing migrants to enter the country and continue on their way to the United States.

10 Aug 2016 description

Costa Rica - Entre el 21 de abril y el 3 de agosto, Costa Rica registró el ingreso al país de más de 5.600 migrantes irregulares, cifra que siguió aumentando la semana pasada. Al menos 2.500 migrantes permanecen en el pequeño país centroamericano, lo que excede la capacidad limitada de respuesta del gobierno y deja sumamente vulnerables a los recién llegados.

09 Aug 2016 description

Costa Rica - Between April 21 and August 3, Costa Rica registered the arrival of over 5,600 irregular migrants. The number has continued to rise over the past week and at least 2,500 migrants remain in the small Central American country, overwhelming the government's limited response capacity and leaving migrants highly vulnerable.