Crisis has generated 3 million refugees, U.N. report finds
NEW YORK | The United Nations says there are now 3 million refugees and migrants from Venezuela.
The U.N. refugee agency and the U.N. migration agency announced Thursday that 2.4 million Venezuelan refugees and migrants are in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the rest are in other regions worldwide.
Eduardo Stein, a U.N. special representative for the two agencies, said that “countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have largely maintained a commendable open-door policy to refugees and migrants from Venezuela” but warned that “their reception capacity is severely strained.”
The agencies say Colombia has received over 1 million Venezuelan refugees and migrants, the most of any country. Peru has received over 500,000.