Thursday, June 17, 2021

Colombia and Peru call on the world to face the massive migration of Venezuelans

Colombia and Peru on Monday called on the international community to commit more aid to help them cope with an influx of around three million Venezuelans who have migrated to the two countries in recent years.

Colombia and Peru have so far received the majority of the estimated over three million Venezuelan migrants who have fled their homeland since 2015

The plea, part of a joint statement signed by the presidents, did not specify how much international aid they had received so far or how much more was needed.

Colombia and Peru have so far received the majority of the estimated over three million Venezuelan migrants who have fled their homeland since 2015 as the country’s economy has imploded.

- Advertisement -

“Colombia and Peru are facing the worst migratory crisis that Latin America has seen in its recent history,” Colombian President Ivan Duque told journalists during a visit to Lima, alongside Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra.

Duque warned that migration would likely continue to increase if Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro remained in power.

Vizcarra said the international community had not yet grasped the magnitude of the challenge facing the two developing countries, and said he would bring up the issue in global forums until more aid was provided.

Last month, Peru started to deport groups of Venezuelans with criminal backgrounds. The United Nations has said Venezuelan migrants deserve protection as refugees and has urged states not to deport them.

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Rico
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of onlinemagazines that includes TodayColombia.com. Rico brings his special kind of savvy to online marketing. His websites are engaging, provocative, informative and sometimes off the wall, where you either like or you leave it. The same goes for him, like him or leave him.There is no middle ground. No compromises, only a passion to present reality as he sees it!

Related Articles

Why electric cars will take over sooner than you think

Q REPORTS (BBC) I know, you probably haven't even driven one...

Is it all Greek to you? Coronavirus variants get new names

(REUTERS) Coronavirus variants with clunky, alphanumeric names have now been assigned...
- paying the bills -

MOST READ

- paying the bills -

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!