‘Unparalleled’ flow of migrants, refugees
Regarding the situation of migrants and refugees outside the country, Eduardo Stein, the Joint Special Representative of the UN refugee and migration agencies (UNHCR and IOM) described the current “population outflow” as “unparalleled in the modern history of the region.” There are currently 3.7 million Venezuelans living outside of their country; 4 in 5 of them left after 2015.
Last year Venezuelans left the country at a net rate of 5,000 per day and they continue to leave the country – Joint UNHCR/IOM Special Representative Stein
The UN’s head of humanitarian affairs went on to present some key figures:
3.7 million are believed to have suffered from undernourishment in 2018.
2.8 million people are estimated to need health assistance.
400,000 cases of malaria were recorded in 2017, a 70 per cent increase from 2016.
17 per cent of people living in poverty have no access to safe water, or receive it only once a fortnight.
2.7 million vulnerable people in the country need of protection assistance.
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