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Fears for Venezuelans missing in Caribbean shipwreck

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Fears for Venezuelans missing in Caribbean shipwreck

UNHCR News, 26 Apr 2019

URL: https://www.unhcr.org/5cc2be6a4?utm_source=PR_COMMS&utm_medium=email&utm_content=here&utm_campaign=HQ_EN_BriefingNotes_171027
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply concerned about the fate of at least 21 Venezuelans missing after their boat sank this week en route from Venezuela to Trinidad and Tobago.

This tragic incident highlights the extreme risks of sea journeys and other irregular cross-border movements undertaken by refugees and migrants. It also underscores the desperation of those forced to flee their homes and the extraordinary difficulties faced on their journey.

According to the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard, a vessel called “Jhonnaly Jose” carrying at least 25 people from the Venezuelan town of Güiria towards Trinidad and Tobago capsized in the early hours of Wednesday April 24.