Statement from Santiago, Chile, by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi
UNHCR News, 15 Aug 2019
My visit to Chile – the first by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – comes amidst the largest population movements in Latin America’s recent history. Chile is among the nations most affected by the mass exodus of refugees and migrants from Venezuela, having received around 10 per cent, or more than 400,000 of the 4 million Venezuelans who have left their country to date. That makes Chile the number three recipient country, after Colombia and Peru.