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Hard Times in a Safe Haven: Protecting Venezuelan Migrants in Colombia

In recent years, Venezuelans have streamed into Colombia looking for work and respite from their country’s socio-economic meltdown.

But dangers also await them, including the clutches of organised crime.

Bogotá’s change of government is a chance to reset policy to keep the migrants safer.

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Close to 2.5 million Venezuelans are living in Colombia, having fled their home country’s economic collapse and political crisis.

While Bogotá has generously offered residency rights, many migrants and refugees nevertheless face extreme hardship and have few resources to sustain themselves…

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