Long Story Short #15: The global response to Venezuela's humanitarian crisis

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Guest: Teresa Welsh, Devex reporter
Host: Kate Midden, Devex engagement editor

The situation in Venezuela has been deteriorating rapidly. Almost 90 percent of Venezuelans are living below the poverty line, and 50,000 Venezuelans cross the border to Colombia each day. The IMF projects inflation will reach more than 13,000 percent this year.

Devex Engagement Editor Kate Midden and Reporter Teresa Welsh discuss how Venezuela reached this point, and the complexities for local, regional, and global entities responding to the crisis.

Additional reading:
Maduro victory in Venezuela leaves aid organizations bracing for more refugees
US announces additional $18.5M for Venezuela response while calling for regime change
Aid in Colombia isn't a magnet for fleeing Venezuelans
Colombia aid groups under strain as Venezuela crisis spills over

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