Venezuelan migrants face higher risk of pandemic eviction

The survey by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) showed that 11% of all renter evictions led to homelessness, while three out of four Venezuelans had no place to call home once evicted, raising the risk of COVID-19 infections among Venezuelans living on the street.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two in five Venezuelans who sought refuge in nearby Latin American countries have been evicted in the pandemic, according to a survey released on Wednesday that showed migrants run a higher risk of homelessness than other renters.

The collapse of Venezuela’s economy and shortages of food and medicine have forced about 5 million Venezuelans to flee their homeland in recent years, including to neighboring Colombia where nearly 2 million migrants have settled.

The survey, by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), United Nations agencies and a clutch of charities, was . . .

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