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UNHCR Boosts Aid to Venezuelan Asylum Seekers

In response to an upsurge of Venezuelan asylum seekers, the U.N. refugee agency has scaled up protection and assistance at crucial border points in Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. The impetus behind this move was the deadline of October 31 set by Peru for Venezuelans to apply for a Temporary Stay Permit.  That triggered a mad rush by people fleeing poverty and violence in Venezuela to get to Peru before the deadline expired. The U.N. refugee agency reports more than 100,000...

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