The same scene is repeated every day. Dozens of family members cross on foot the border that separates Colombia from Venezuela. They do it loaded with the least luggage possible and with the smallest on their backs.

They are the humblest Venezuelans, the ones who cannot afford a plane ticket to flee to the United States or Europe and have no choice but to escape on foot through the exit to Colombia.

“Here we get to eat. But there, in Venezuela, it is very difficult to get it. Sometimes, there, we eat only once a day,” they explain. However, many of the children who travel with their parents want to return to their home country soon.

The United Nations has asked for 69 million euros to be able to attend to them. Meanwhile, those remaining in the country continue to suffer all kinds of penalties. The schools had to close for several days because of the continuous blackouts.


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