Angelina Jolie met yesterday with several Venezuelan migrants in Lima and Tumbes to know about the situation these people are living as refugees.
In her capacity as a representative of the United Nations Agency for Refugees (UNHCR), the Hollywood star noted the massive daily arrival in Peruvian territory of Venezuelans fleeing the economic crisis in their country, according to information from El Comercio.
Since Sunday, the day on which her arrival in Peru was confirmed, the actress visited a hostel for Venezuelans in Lima, she got to know the work of the Association of Mothers of Santa Ana in Tumbes and has met with President Martín Vizcarra and Chancellor Néstor Popolizio.
“Peru is, with at least 456,000 Venezuelans that arrived in barely a year and a half, the second country that has received the most immigrants from this migratory phenomenon, second only to Colombia, which borders the million”, El Comercio explained.
About 2.3 million Venezuelans have fled their country as a result of the crisis lived there, according to the latest figures from the United Nations, which warned of the lack of food and medicine suffered by the population.