Venezuelans flee to Colombia amid crisis at home

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says his country needs international help to cope with a humanitarian crisis after the arrival of hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans.

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    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says his country needs international help to cope with a humanitarian crisis after the arrival of hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans.

    The influx has been caused by a deepening economic crisis back home.

    Al Jazeera visited the Colombian government's first temporary shelter in Cucuta, near the Venezuelan border.

    Alessandro Rampietti reports from Cucuta, Colombia.


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