Flow of Venezuelans across border now 'a humanitarian disaster': WFP chief

13 March 2018

The outflow of Venezuelans into neighbouring countries such as Colombia, constitutes a “humanitarian disaster”, said the head of the World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday.

Speaking in Colombia, David Beasley also called on international donors to step up support funding — while the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) issued new protection guidance for Governments to address the crisis.

Mr. Beasley spoke to Wolfgang Friedl, in the Colombian capital, Bogota.

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Wolfgang Friedl
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