We are moved by the problems plaguing Venezuela and are partnering with leaders to bring solutions to both the poverty inside the country and for the refugees now arriving in Colombia, Brazil and beyond.
It is estimated that more than 4 million Venezuelans have left the county in the last five years.
First, were those with enough resources to buy plane tickets relocating to Europe, the United States, and beyond. Now it is the turn of those taking buses and walking the rest of the way. The numbers crossing the bridge that links Venezuela and Colombia in the city of Cúcuta continues to overwhelm
anyone’s imagination. It is estimated that over 100,000 Venezuelans are in Cúcuta alone at this moment with more coming every day.
is happening to the south in Brasil. The difference is that going to Brasil means going through the Amazon jungle. Boa Vista, a city of 250,000 is the first urban center. Having done their best to receive the newcomers, they are now desperately trying to figure out how to attend to them. The state’s governor has declared a state of emergency.