Video Duration 02 minutes 59 seconds

Venezuelan children left behind as parents seek work abroad

A crumbling economy forced millions to leave in search of work, creating a new crisis for children left with relatives.

A crumbling economy and acute food shortages are forcing millions of Venezuelans to leave their country in search of a better life.

But the massive migration is creating a new crisis, affecting the many children who are being left behind.

Al Jazeera’s Jamal El Shayyal reports from the capital Caracas.