QUITO – Ecuador has the state of emergency is declared due to the unusually large number of Venezuelan migrants who have the northern border with Colombia crossing. The Venezuelans are fleeing their country due to the economic crisis.
The hyperinflation and the chronic shortage of products and resources in Venezuela have led to an exodus of citizens, most land travel to Colombia. From there they migrate to the south in the direction of Ecuador, Peru and Chile. According to the government of Ecuador has the country alone, every day this week 4200 Venezuelan migrants captured.
The state of emergency, which is the month of August will take, is intended to be doctors and social workers faster to meet the needs of migrants, and to the police to help with immigration procedures.
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