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UNHCR and IOM chiefs call for more support as the outflow of Venezuelans rises across the region

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UNHCR and IOM chiefs call for more support as the outflow of Venezuelans rises across the region

UNHCR Statement, 23 Aug 2018

URL: http://www.unhcr.org/news/press/2018/8/5b7e84134/unhcr-iom-chiefs-call-support-outflow-venezuelans-rises-across-region.html
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and the Director General of the United Nations Migration Agency, IOM, William Lacy Swing appealed for greater support from the international community to the countries and communities in the region receiving a growing number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela. With an estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans living abroad, more than 1.6 million have left the country since 2015, 90 per cent of them to countries within South America.