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Angelina Jolie seeks support for Venezuelan refugees

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie and Peru's Foreign Minister Nestor Popolizi, hold a joint press conference at government palace in Lima, Peru, recently.

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, says the exodus of millions of Venezuelans from their country has led to a "shocking" migrant crisis in South America that was "predictable and preventable".

Jolie is ending a three-day visit to Peru a special envoy for the United Nations refugee agency. During her visit, Jolie met Venezuelan refugees who live at a shelter in the capital city and also went to a border crossing in the north of the country.

Jolie recently met with Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra, to discuss potential solutions to the migrant crisis and ways of securing international support.

More than 1.9 million people have left Venezuela since 2015 and some 400,000 have moved to Peru. The UNHCR has described it as the largest population movement in Latin America's recent history.