Women cross bor­der for food

Daily Trust - - INTERNATIONAL -

About 500 Venezue­lan women in search of food have bro­ken through bor­der con­trols sep­a­rat­ing the western state of Tachira from neigh­bour­ing Colom­bia.

The women said their fam­i­lies were go­ing hun­gry be­cause of se­vere food short­ages in Venezuela.

Hours later, they crossed back into Venezuela car­ry­ing ba­sic goods and singing the Venezue­lan an­them.

Venezuela is go­ing through an eco­nomic cri­sis and many Venezue­lans say they strug­gle to feed their fam­i­lies.

The women said they had or­gan­ised to meet at the bor­der via the in­stant mes­sag­ing ser­vice What­sApp.

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