‘Colombia’s Venezuelan migrant influx’

The Simon Bolivar bridge has become symbolic of the exodus from Venezuela.

The crossing is also just one piece of the complex puzzle facing Colombia, as it struggles to absorb the increasing influx of migrants, prompted by its neighbour’s economic and social meltdown. Up to 45,000 migrants cross on foot from Venezuela to Cúcuta every day. The Colombian city has become the last hope for many fleeing Venezuela’s crumbling economy. Already four million people out of a population of 30 million

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