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Refugees, Crime and Despair on the Venezuela-Colombia Border
Refugees, Crime and Despair on the Venezuela-Colombia Border

Refugees, Crime and Despair on the Venezuela-Colombia Border

Crisis Group visited La Guajira, in Colombia’s far north east, where a new cohort of Venezuelan migrants are now seeking refuge. It consists of the most vulnerable, including poor expectant mothers, unaccompanied children and the sick, people with no defence against the predations of armed bands.

La Guajira is no sanctuary. The Colombian state faces not only the humanitarian needs of migrants and refugees, who now make up roughly 19 per cent of the population, but also the violence of guerrillas, narcos and other men with guns who prey upon its very desperation.

Refugees, Crime and Despair on the Venezuela-Colombia Border