Migrants are seen at temporary shelter in the village of La Penita, Panama, on August 23, 2019.

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With borders closed and entire countries on lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic, some 2,000 migrants — many of them children under age 5 — have been detained for months in Panama, near the rainforest separating South and Central America.

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Migrants are seen at temporary shelter in the village of La Penita, Panama, on August 23, 2019.

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