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Venezuela - Crisis (UNHCR, IOM, DG ECHO)(ECHO Daily Flash of 11 June 2019)

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  • According to the regional platform for migrants and refugees in the affected Latin American and Caribbean states, at least 4 million Venezuelans have left the country, 3.2 million to other Latin American countries including Colombia (1.3 million) Peru (768,100) Chile (288,200) Ecuador (263,000) and Brazil (168,300).

  • On 6 June, the Peruvian Government announced that Venezuelans would need a “humanitarian visa” to enter the country effective 15 June.

  • On 7 June, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, announced the re-opening of the border between Venezuela and Colombia in the Norte de Santander – Táchira area. It will only be opened for pedestrian crossing, vehicles will not be allowed.