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07 Aug 2018 description

This week Brazil has closed and reopened its border with Venezuela, as the crisis continues to worsen, driving tens of thousands of Venezuelans to seek safety in neighbouring countries.

Esther Gillingham, CAFOD's Brazil Programme Officer said: "Since 2017, the impacts of the political and economic crisis in Venezuela have intensified resulting in increased violence, poverty and a persecution of social protest affecting hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans.