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Colombia: UN opens health centre in Villa del Rosario to aid Venezuelans02:27

Colombia: UN opens health centre in Villa del Rosario to aid Venezuelans

Colombia, Villa del Rosario, North Santander
October 8, 2018 at 03:31 GMT +00:00 · Published

The UN's High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi opened a medical centre in Villa del Rosario, close to Colombia's border with Venezuela, on Sunday.

"I believe that after my visit we can intensify our presence and the resources we put at our disposal in Colombia during this effort," Grandi said to those gathered at the inauguration.

"We are supporting Venezuelans with this construction to provide a primary health service," added Jozef Merkx, Representative of UNHCR in Colombia.

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: UN opens health centre in Villa del Rosario to aid Venezuelans02:27
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The UN's High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi opened a medical centre in Villa del Rosario, close to Colombia's border with Venezuela, on Sunday.

"I believe that after my visit we can intensify our presence and the resources we put at our disposal in Colombia during this effort," Grandi said to those gathered at the inauguration.

"We are supporting Venezuelans with this construction to provide a primary health service," added Jozef Merkx, Representative of UNHCR in Colombia.

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.

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