UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Visits Colombia
(EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout image provided by United Nations High Commission for Refugees, UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie speaks with Yoryanis Ojeda, 35, on June 7, 2019 in Riohacha, Colombia. Ojeda is a former Colombian refugee who returned from Venezuela when she could no longer get food and medicine for her children. Jolie visited her at home in Brisas del Norte, an informal settlement that is inhabited by returning refugees as well as Venezuelans escaping a political and economic crisis back home. Over 4 million Venezuelans are now living in exile, with Colombia taking in the greatest share, even as it seeks to implement a peace deal ending five decades of conflict inside its own borders. Ojeda was granted asylum in Venezuela in 2010, with assistance from UNHCR, after being threatened by paramilitary groups in Colombia.
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