Colombia warns of potential humanitarian crisis

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While the immediate border crisis between Colombia and Venezuela seems to have been resolved diplomatically, there is still the issue of thousands of Colombians who migrated back to Colombia.

Colombian officials warned of a humanitarian crisis if the issue was not resolved.

CCTV America’s Michelle Begue filed this report from Bogota.

Colombia warns of potential humanitarian crisis

While the immediate border crisis between Colombia and Venezuela seems to have been resolved diplomatically, there is still the issue of thousands of Colombians who migrated back to Colombia. Colombian officials warned of a humanitarian crisis if the issue was not resolved. CCTV America's Michelle Begue filed this report from Bogota.

More details:

  • The Venezuelan government said it was cracking down on smuggling criminal groups operating between Colombia and Venezuela.
  • A U.N. report estimates 17,000 Colombians have fled Venezuela in September.
  • Bogota officials say that more than 500 people have arrived in Bogota seeking humanitarian assistance.