Half a million and counting: Venezuelan exodus puts new strains on Colombian border town

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The town of Cúcuta offers few jobs, little shelter and much crime, but for Venezuelan migrants it’s better than home

The sun is burning at the Colombian border town of Cúcuta. Red Cross workers attend to people with dehydration and fatigue as hundreds of Venezuelans line up to have their passports stamped, covering their heads with clothing and cardboard to fashion what shade they can.

Read my article for IRIN News.

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