Refugees and migrants from Venezuela top 4 million: UNHCR and IOM

A Venezuelan mother and child cross the Simon Bolivar Bridge to Cúcuta, Colombia, January 2019. © UNHCR/Siegfried Modola
June 7, 2019 – The number of Venezuelans leaving their country has reached 4 million, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the International Organization for Migration, announced today. Globally, Venezuelans are one of the single largest population groups displaced from their country.
The pace of the outflow from Venezuela has been staggering. From some 695,000 at the end of 2015, the number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela had skyrocketed to over 4 million by mid-2019, according to data from national…

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