Hospital ship gives free medical care to Venezuelans in Colombia

A US navy hospital ship anchored in Colombia has started giving free medical care to locals and Venezuelan refugees.

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    The USNS Comfort mission in Colombia is to provide health services to locals and Venezuelan migrants fleeing the crisis at home.

    More than one million Venezuelans have fled to neighbouring Colombia, where many of them are now in dire need of aid and medicine.

    China has also dispatched a hospital ship, to Venezuela.

    Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports from the coastal city of Riohacha.


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