According to forecasts, by the end of 2019 every sixth resident will leave Venezuela

According to forecasts, by the end of 2019 every sixth resident will leave Venezuela


  • 21.02.2019
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According to forecasts, by the end of 2019 every sixth resident will leave Venezuela

Since the outbreak of the crisis in Venezuela, the number of people leaving the country has increased dramatically, and this number will continue to grow, according to the forecasts of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The organization characterized the flow of hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants from Venezuela in recent years as “the largest movement of the population in the newest history of Latin America”. If the trend continues, 5.3 million people will leave Venezuela by the end of December 2019, and this is every sixth resident. According to UNHCR, since 2014, the number of Venezuelans applying for refugee status worldwide has increased by 4,000%, mainly in North and South America. Neighboring Colombia and Peru took 1 million and half a million Venezuelans, respectively. Ecuador (220,000 refugees) and Argentina (130,000 refugees) also became popular destinations, while Brazil, which borders Venezuela, received 85,000 refugees.


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