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Colombia: UN refugee chief backs Bogota's response to Venezuelan migrant crisis01:24

Colombia: UN refugee chief backs Bogota's response to Venezuelan migrant crisis

Colombia, Bogota
October 9, 2018 at 03:30 GMT +00:00 · Published

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, hailed Colombia's response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in neighbouring Venezuela, at a joint press conference with Colombian President Ivan Duque in Bogota on Monday.

"I want to congratulate the Colombian government and [migrant] recipient communities for their quick and pragmatic humanitarian response to the needs of nearly one million Venezuelan migrants and refugees," said the UN envoy, following his visit to the Colombian-Venezuelan border on Sunday.

For his part, Colombian leader thanked Grandi for supporting "the activities we have been carrying out as a government."

He also noted that "until there is a transition towards democracy and liberty in Venezuela, the exodus and mass migration will not stop."

Mandatory credit: Presidencia de la Republica - Colombia

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The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, hailed Colombia's response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in neighbouring Venezuela, at a joint press conference with Colombian President Ivan Duque in Bogota on Monday.

"I want to congratulate the Colombian government and [migrant] recipient communities for their quick and pragmatic humanitarian response to the needs of nearly one million Venezuelan migrants and refugees," said the UN envoy, following his visit to the Colombian-Venezuelan border on Sunday.

For his part, Colombian leader thanked Grandi for supporting "the activities we have been carrying out as a government."

He also noted that "until there is a transition towards democracy and liberty in Venezuela, the exodus and mass migration will not stop."

Mandatory credit: Presidencia de la Republica - Colombia