Approximately 105,000 Venezuelan migrants or refugees have returned to the Caribbean country as part of the COVID-19 pandemic and 6,000 from Brazil, the Organization of American States (OAS) revealed in a report with official figures released on Wednesday.
The work “Situation of Venezuelans who have returned and want to return to their country in the context of COVID-19” focuses on the “difficulties” that this population is facing and how they have increased “significantly”. as a result of the pandemic.
The OAS has emphasized that the sources of entry for Venezuelan migrants and refugees have been “severely affected” since March, in particular because “a majority and a significant proportion of these people work in the informal sector”.
According to the report, this situation has resulted in “thousands” of families being displaced and losing their homes, and “thousands” of Venezuelans making their way back to Venezuela.