Venezuelan refugees surging at Mexican border

Encounters at the Mexican border with Venesuelans were 2,800 in 2020. This calendar year they are running at an annual rate of 200,000

Foreign Policy reports that more than 6.8 million Venezuelans in have fled their country in the past eight years, which is equivalent to about 25% of its current  population of 28 million. Compare this to the seven millions external refugees from Ukraine, or 18% of its population of about 40 million.

Colombia has taken in 2.5 million Venezuelan refugees; Peru, 1.2 million.




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