Humanitarian situation in Venezuela and at its borders
Parliament will vote on a resolution on the migration crisis and humanitarian situation in Venezuela and at its borders, after MEPs visited Brazil and Colombia this week to assess conditions on the ground.
More than two million Venezuelans have left the country since 2005 due to an unprecedented political, social, economic and humanitarian crisis. Over 60% of them are currently in an irregular situation, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Colombia has the largest number of Venezuelan migrants, more than 800,000, while Brazil has welcomed about 50,000.
The European Parliament has adopted several resolutions on the situation in Venezuela, in which MEPs warn against the deterioration of the human rights, democracy and rule of law in the country and repeatedly call on the Venezuelan government to allow humanitarian aid to arrive on the ground.
Statement by the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy with resolution
Debate/vote: Tuesday, 3 July