CUCUTA: The United States is pledging an additional $6 million in aid to help Colombia respond to the massive influx of Venezuelans fleeing their country’s economic and humanitarian crisis.
United States Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green made the announcement Monday during a trip to the border city of Cucuta.
About half of the new aid will go toward food for Venezuelan migrants while the other half will help Colombia provide medical services to those fleeing.
In total the U.S. has provided $56 million to humanitarian groups and Latin American nations receiving Venezuelan migrants since the beginning of 2017.
Over 1 million Venezuelans have fled to Colombia in less than two years, putting stress on the country’s already stretched social and medical services.