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29 Aug 2018 description

by Reuters
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

  • Graphic: https://tmsnrt.rs/2JmvnQA

By Paul Carsten and Ahmed Kingimi

29 Aug 2018 description

by Reuters
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

28 Aug 2018 description

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.

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18 Aug 2018 description

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.

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12 Aug 2018 description

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.

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