How children of Venezuelan refugees became stateless


Venezuela’s stateless children

In recent years, Colombia has become the home to an estimated 1.3 million Venezuelan refugees fleeing economic and social unrest in their home country. Among those seeking a better life, are young mothers and their children – some not even born.

While Colombia has made efforts to welcome these new arrivals, many face a state of legal limbo for themselves – and their children. Bringing an added uncertainty to the already overwhelming challenge just to survive.

Joining us from Bogota, Colombia is CGTN’s Michelle Begue. She recently did a story for our program Americas Now on the plight of Venezuelan mothers seeking refuge in Colombia.

Michelle’s story for Americas Now