Fleeing One Crisis, Entering Another

Migrants and refugees from Venezuela have been flooding across the porous Colombian border as Venezuela’s crisis deepens—and the situation has gotten much more dire in the past 6 months.
 
UNHCR camps are overflowing and now surrounded by informal settlements that, in the city of Maicao, house 2,000+ families—many of them Indigenous Wayuu people.
 
Malnutrition is rampant and rising, with most families eating just 1 flour-based meal a day; and poor water quality is causing intestinal problems.
 
As aid and health workers sound a warning, things look set to get worse after the official Colombia/Venezuela border recently reopened.
 
The Guardian

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