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Montevideo, April 23rd 2018 - 07:43 UTC

Tag: Venezuelan refugges

  • Saturday, April 14th 2018 - 11:22 UTC

    Brazilian state asks Supreme Tribunal to “temporarily” close border with Venezuela

    Roraima governor Suely Campos petitioned the high court to have the border with Venezuela until orderly immigration procedures could be put in place. Photo: Sebastián Astorga

    The governor of Brazil’s northern state of Roraima on Friday asked the Supreme Federal Tribunal for permission to temporarily close the only land border crossing with neighboring Venezuela to halt the massive and disorderly arrival of refugees. But Brazil’s President Michel Temer, attending the Summit of the Americas in Lima, said closing the border was “unthinkable.”

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  • Thursday, March 22nd 2018 - 11:33 UTC

    Red Cross: Rising humanitarian needs among Venezuelans entering Colombia

    In 2017 alone, an estimated 796,000 people entered Colombia from Venezuela through official migration points

    The Colombian Red Cross Society have been working for more than a year to support people arriving in Colombia and travelling through the country. Aid workers are warning of rising vulnerabilities among people crossing the Colombian-Venezuelan border and “are calling on the international community to increase support for humanitarian efforts”, said a statement published by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) at Geneva.