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Colombian hospitals overwhelmed with Venezuelans

A few aid organizations are trying to help as cases of measles, tuberculosis and malaria are on the rise.

Hospitals in Colombia say they can’t cope with the growing number of undocumented Venezuelans seeking medical attention as they flee their crumbling health system.

Migrants concentrate in border towns, which are sometimes among the poorest in the country.

 

Al Jazeera’s Alessandro Rampietti reports from Maicao in northern Colombia.