Colombia begins to register Venezuelan migrants

Bogota has promised that the census is not to deport the Venezuelans back to their crisis-stricken country of origin, but to better design policies to assist them.

Colombia has started to register all Venezuelans who have entered the country without documents.

The UN is helping with the ambitious project.

It’s hoped this will help design public policies to aid the huge number of people who fled Venezuela‘s economic crisis.

Al Jazeera’s Alessandro Rampietti reports from the border city of Cucuta.