MedGlobal calls for volunteers as new UNHCR report shows staggering Venezuelan migration

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A new UNHCR report shows that migration has jumped from 695,000 in 2015 to 4 million in mid-2019. Colombia currently hosts 1,298,300 Venezuelan migrants and the number is predicted to increase due to the re-opening of international bridges between Venezuela and Colombia, like Simon Bolivar Bridge, Francisco de Paula Santander, and Puerto Santander, all located at the Venezuelan-Colombian border.

By June 9, 25,295 Venezuelan refugees and migrants entered Colombia and 3,000 had their passport stamps processed in the Centro Nacional Fronterizo (CENAF) in the Cucuta Municipality, next to the Simon Bolivar Bridge.

MedGlobal set up operations in Colombia providing much-needed support to Venezuelan economic refugees. There is an urgent need for Primary Care Physicians, especially Obstetrics and Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Pediatrics, to volunteer for our Medical Mission in Cucuta, Colombia. Please reach out to volunteer@medglobal.org for more information.

Source: R4V, Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela

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