U.N. pleads for more help to relieve Venezuelan refugee crisis

FILE PHOTO: Venezuelan migrants get on military trucks to get a free ride from the Ecuadorian-Peruvian border service to Tumbes, after processing their documents, on the outskirts of Tumbes, Peru June 15, 2019. Picture taken June 15, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/File Photo

BRASILIA (Reuters) – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi appealed on Sunday for more humanitarian aid for Venezuelan refugees pouring into neighboring countries where they are overwhelming social services and sparking local tensions. Grandi had planned to visit the Brazilian border town of Pacaraima this weekend, but authorities advised him to cancel due […]

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