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Colombia: Government proposes new measures tackling Venezuelan migrant crisis01:58

Colombia: Government proposes new measures tackling Venezuelan migrant crisis

Colombia, Bogota
August 29, 2018 at 01:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Colombian government revealed new measures to deal with the Venezuelan migrant crisis, Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo announced in Bogota on Tuesday.

Holmes Trujillo said a national, regional and multilateral approach was needed to deal with the crisis's fallout. He called for co-ordination in priority sectors, meetings with regional migratory entities and the adoption of common measures on a regional level. Chief among these will be a migration database for Venezuelans shared by Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil.

The foreign minister also revealed that members of the Andean Migratory Council would meet with the Organisation of American States (OAS) in Lima next week.

Countries in Latin America have come under increasing pressure due to the high numbers of Venezuelans entering their country. Some 2.3 million Venezuelans have fled their homeland since 2014 in search of a better life as the economic crisis grips the oil-rich nation.

Colombia: Government proposes new measures tackling Venezuelan migrant crisis01:58
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The Colombian government revealed new measures to deal with the Venezuelan migrant crisis, Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo announced in Bogota on Tuesday.

Holmes Trujillo said a national, regional and multilateral approach was needed to deal with the crisis's fallout. He called for co-ordination in priority sectors, meetings with regional migratory entities and the adoption of common measures on a regional level. Chief among these will be a migration database for Venezuelans shared by Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil.

The foreign minister also revealed that members of the Andean Migratory Council would meet with the Organisation of American States (OAS) in Lima next week.

Countries in Latin America have come under increasing pressure due to the high numbers of Venezuelans entering their country. Some 2.3 million Venezuelans have fled their homeland since 2014 in search of a better life as the economic crisis grips the oil-rich nation.