UN sounds alarm as Venezuelan refugees and migrants pass three million mark

A family of Venezuelan children and their older Colombian-born relatives stand outside their wooden house in Barrio Camilo Daza in the city of Cúcuta, Colombia. Mother of four, Aide Caceres (far left) recently brought her children here because of the situation in Venezuela, but is unable to access health and education for them as they are undocumented Venezuelans. Photo: UNHCR/Paul Smith

GENEVA, Switzerland — The number of refugees and migrants who have left Venezuela worldwide has now reached three million, the two main United Nations agencies advocating for them announced on Thursday, flagging the need to increase support for the countries which are hosting large numbers of displaced Venezuelans.

According to the UN office for humanitarian coordination (OCHA), most of…

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