In the fourth episode of The Venezuela Briefing, hosts Geoff Ramsey and Kristen Martinez-Gugerli interview WOLA colleague Gimena Sanchez and Dejusticia’s Lucia Ramirez to learn more about a recent measure by the Colombian government to provide formal status to Venezuelans living in the country. This permit would offer access to work authorization, formal employment, and health care services for as many as 1.7 million Venezuelan migrants for a period of 10 years. Colombia, which hosts the largest number of Venezuelan migrants and refugees out of any other country in Latin America, announced the decree on February 8. While this is the broadest measure to date to address the Venezuelan displacement crisis, there is far more to be done to protect Venezuelan migrants in need.
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