EU Hosts Venezuela Migrant Talks as Region Struggles to Cope

BRUSSELS – Tons of of representatives from governments, companies and charity teams are gathering in Brussels for a “solidarity conference” to drum up assist for thousands and thousands of Venezuelans who’ve fled the political disaster and significantly neighboring international locations which can be taking them in.

Round 4.5 million individuals have fled and numbers may quickly surpass the 5.6 million who’ve left conflict-ravaged Syria since 2011 if departures proceed on the identical charge.

Most Venezuelans have remained in Latin America or the Caribbean, weighing closely on their economies.

Earlier than the convention, beginning Monday, the Venezuela envoy for the U.N.’s refugee company and the Worldwide Group for Migration, Eduardo Stein, stated the load of arrivals in host international locations “has overburdened their institutional scaffolding” and that “their budgets are exhausted.”


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