Ecuador: Ecuador declares state of emergency as Venezuelan exodus soars

Thousands of Venezuelan migrants continued to line up on the Rumichaca Bridge between Colombia and Ecuador on Thursday. The sharp surge in influx of migrants has forced the Ecuadorian authorities to declare a state of emergency in the provinces of Carchi, Pichincha and El Oro. The rocketing spike in the number of Venezuelan migrants comes in light of rumours of potential border closures that... Еще might prevent them from fleeing the spiralling humanitarian crisis at home. «I wish we didn't need to flee here. To migrate. Because it is not easy to go through those roads,» one woman said. Ecuador's Ministry of Foreign Affairs estimated the numbers of Venezuelans crossing from Colombia over the past week at 4,200 migrants daily.

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