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UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Met With Young Venezuelan Refugees During Her Recent Visit to Peru

Illustration of Angelina Jolie by Daniel DAn is licensed under CC0 Creative Commons

During her recent visit to Peru, United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Special Envoy Angelina Jolie met with young Venezuelan refugees who use breakdance to inspire young people and create ties with the local community.

Jolie visited Peru from 21 to 23 October. The purpose of her trip was to see for herself the humanitarian needs of Venezuelan refugees and the challenges facing Peru as a host country, and to discuss the possible regional responses to the crisis.

During her mission, she met refugees, representatives of the Government of Peru and organizations contributing to the humanitarian response.

Liliana is one of the breakdancers in a group called Injecting Culture.

According to UNHCR, the socio-economic, political and human rights situation of Venezuela has led to the largest movement of people in Latin America’s recent history. Over two million Venezuelan refugees and migrants have left their country since 2015.

Over 150,000 Venezuelans have applied for asylum in Peru since 2014 and the country is now home to an estimated half a million Venezuelans.  Text and Video :UNHCR

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