Treat fleeing Venezuelans as refugees, U.N. urges world

Venezuelan migrant women walk through a camp run by the UN refugee agency UNHCR in Maicao, Colombia May 7, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

GENEVA (Reuters) – Venezuelans fleeing political and economic crisis at home deserve protection as refugees, the United Nations said on Tuesday, urging other states not to deport them. Some 3.7 million people have left Venezuela, including 3 million since 2015 as the economy has imploded causing widespread shortages and hunger, and anti-government street protests have […]

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