Venezuelan migrants need attention and rights

The migrants who come from Venezuela to Colombia receive little attention and few rights. Here, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, CIDH, visits a migrant camp at the border. Photo: Daniel Cima (CC BY 2.0)

Of: Helene Cassemar Jeansson

In recent years, Colombia has received almost two million migrants from Venezuela. Far more than what the whole of Europe received during the so-called refugee crisis in 2015. Still, few pay attention to the thousands of migrants who leave Venezuela every day for extreme vulnerability in Colombia, writes Helene Cassemar Jeansson on Save the Children.

January 17, 2019, Debate