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Humanitarian Crisis As Millions Flee Venezuela

by | Thu, Jan 27 2022

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The world’s second biggest mass exodus after Syria is causing a humanitarian crisis across Latin America.

Up to 6 million migrants have fled Venezuela in recent years because of rampant crime and an economic collapse that’s left many people trying to survive on just $2 a month.

The migrants have sought refuge in South American and Caribbean countries where they were initially welcomed, but now face hostility because local resources can’t cope with their huge numbers.

Most do not have refugee status, so Christian charities are trying to help.

Samaritan’s Purse is providing food, shelter and health care in Colombia while a few migrant pastors have set up refugee centres to help stateless families.

CBN News reports that thousands are currently illegally crossing the high altitude border from Bolivia to Chile, but dozens are dying from the extreme cold.