Neighbouring countries are bracing to receive an additional five million Venezuelan refugees this year on top of the three million people who have already left the crisis-stricken nation.

Church and development sources have told The Catholic Register the situation is becoming even more dire for families sleeping in parks and begging on the streets in the Brazilian town of Boa Vista, or searching for food and work in rural Colombia.
“Every day we see the situation getting worse — more sick people, elderly travelling alone, pregnant women and children sleeping in the streets,” Claritan Sr. Valdiza Carvalho wrote in an e-mail. 
The exodus

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