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Girl From Guinea Abandoned at Colombia Airport for 10 Days


Colombia Airport  Guinea Child Alone 10 Days
Guinean minor abandoned at El Dorado Airport since December 7 – credit: Migracion Colombia

A young girl from Guinea has been found abandoned at Colombia’s El Dorado Airport, where she has remained hidden for ten days since December 7. Migration Colombia confirmed on December 18 that the minor had been at the international airport since December 7. She was discovered and interviewed by authorities, revealing that she arrived in Colombia’s capital with two other individuals who later abandoned her at the airport.

Details of the Child’s Stay at the Airport

The girl stayed unnoticed in the airport’s international flight area for ten days. After being found, she was attended to by airport health officials and underwent several medical checks. The identities of the individuals who traveled with her and subsequently left her alone have not been disclosed.

Fernando García, the director of Migration Colombia, reported that the girl arrived from Istanbul, Turkey, with two family members. They stayed in the international zone for two days before leaving her alone while she was sleeping. The girl then waited in the international zone for a week until she was discovered by Migration Colombia officials. García noted that the girl’s behavior was typical of individuals with documentation issues who often hide in bathrooms. She was eventually found by Migration Colombia’s operations team during a routine check of the international area.

The girl’s health condition included symptoms of dehydration, but she is now reportedly improving. Currently, repatriation to Guinea is challenging as there is no Guinean consulate or embassy in Colombia. The nearest diplomatic representation is in Brazil, and contact has been established in an effort to communicate with the girl’s parents.

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