Wednesday, 29 August 2018 11:13 GMT
As pressure mounts to show progress in the war against Islamist groups ahead of a presidential election
Displaced people told to return to unsafe areas in northeast
Officials say they will get no more aid in camps
Diplomats and aid officials concerned at political motive
By Paul Carsten and Ahmed Kingimi
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 13:14 GMT
More than 50,000 evacuate homes in central region
Villages, townships battle floodwaters
Bridge on highway linking three key cities damaged
At least two people missing after being swept away (Adds details of incident, concern over dam, quotes; paragraphs 6,7,11 onwards)
By Antoni Slodkowski and Shoon Naing
Top immigration officials from Peru, Colombia and Brazil have been meeting in Bogota for a two day summit to discuss how to cope with the influx
LIMA, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Peru on Tuesday declared a health emergency at its northern border as thousands of Venezuelans, fleeing economic crisis and hunger at home, continued to stream into the country despite tightening entry requirements.
Read more on Thomson Reuters Foundation
After a local restaurant owner was stabbed and beaten, residents and government officials said
By Anthony Boadle
BRASILIA, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Angry residents of a Brazilian border town, Pacaraima, ran riot and drove out Venezuelan immigrants on Saturday after a local restaurant owner was stabbed and beaten, residents and government officials said.
Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation
More than a million people have arrived in Colombia from Venezuela over the last year and a half, fleeing a severe economic and political crisis
BOGOTA, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Colombia will ask the United Nations to designate a special envoy to coordinate humanitarian aid for the hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan migrants flooding into countries around the region, the foreign minister said on Friday.