Venezuela’s refugee crisis similar to Ukraine’s in scale, but not aid

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from The Washington Post,

The exodus from Venezuela has grown to the point that its refugee numbers are now close to those displaced by the conflict in Ukraine — but the European crisis has drawn disproportionately more financial support, according to an advocacy group.

The Venezuelan refugee crisis has for years been among the world’s largest but has recently ballooned, with more than 6.8 million refugees and migrants leaving the country since 2015 to avoid political chaos and economic collapse, according to an Aug. 5 estimate by R4V, an interagency platform led by the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Organization for Migration. The tally of refugees from Ukraine was more than 7 million people as of Aug. 30, according to UNHCR data.

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