Cri­sis has gen­er­ated 3 mil­lion refugees, U.N. re­port finds

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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.

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