Nearly quarter-million Venezuelans sought asylum in 2018, UNHCR says

FILE PHOTO: A man carrying suitcases walks along a pathway near the Colombian-Venezuelan border in the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia February 25, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello

GENEVA (Reuters) – More and more Venezuelans are seeking asylum abroad, with nearly a quarter of a million applications lodged in 2018 alone, double that of the previous year, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday. In all, 414,570 asylum claims have been filed by Venezuelan nationals abroad since 2014, UNHCR said. Nearly 60 percent, […]

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