U.N. willing to send more aid for Venezuelans in Colombia

January 13, 2018 / 6:36 PM / 5 months ago

BOGOTA (Reuters) – The United Nations is willing to send more resources to Colombia to help the Andean country care for hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans fleeing food shortages and economic devastation in their homeland, Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Saturday.

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres arrives for a meeting at the presidential palace in Bogota, Colombia January 13, 2018. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga

Guterres is on a two-day visit to Colombia to discuss the progress of its peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels and ongoing peace talks with smaller guerrilla group the National Liberation Army (ELN), which recently re-started attacks after a months-long ceasefire.

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