The Displaced: When 40,000 people hit a tiny island

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Four million people have fled Venezuela, as the country continues to face economic and political crisis.

40,000 have gone to the small Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago, just seven miles off the coast.

But life isn’t easy for those who arrive, and some locals have made it clear they’re not welcome. The BBC’s Ashley John-Baptiste went to find out more.

In 2018 – more than 35,000 people were forced to flee their homes every day – that’s one every two seconds.

Video by Olivia Lace-Evans

First published 16.09.19: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/headlines/49690353/the-displaced-when-40000-desperate-venezuelans-hit-a-tiny-island

 

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