Opinion: Are Venezuelan refugees worth less than those from Syria and South Sudan?

Brookings researchers confirm previous claims that the Latin American crisis is being underfunded: “Based on the figures for 2020, total funding per migrant amounts to US$3,150 per Syrian, US$1,390 per South Sudanese, and just US$265 per Venezuelan.”

By Rafael Osío Cabrices

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) The Brookings Institute, a U.S. think tank, has been following Venezuela for many years, and has been claiming since 2020 that Venezuela's refugee crisis is severely underfunded. The most recent update by its analysts acknowledges a change of pace in the Venezuelan mass migration due to pandemic-related mobility restrictions, still estimating 700,000 new migrants in 2019 and 2020, which amounts to 5.3 million Venezuelans who had left the country through the end of 2020.

Brookings analysts insist that, amid three massive migration crises in modern . . .

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