Ambassador to Peru Carlos Scull called on the authorities of the countries in the region to establish facilities to help Venezuelan migrants in their transit. The costs of visas are very high for some, which increases the problem of transit through illegal border paths.
Scull called on neighboring countries to speed up the so-called humanitarian corridor as a sign of support and understanding for Venezuelans who are escaping an unprecedented humanitarian crisis.
“Venezuelan refugees find it difficult to obtain such a document. Some only process the visa of the country of destination but find themselves with obstacles in the countries of transit like the need for ‘tourist’ visas when they will be sometimes less than 24 hours,” said the diplomat.
The ambassador emphasized his concern for the consequences of migrants passing through trails and “green roads”, exposing them to countless dangers.
“When they choose to go through the “trails” or green roads, they expose themselves to all kinds of dangers, such as human trafficking and sexual exploitation. We have to disseminate more information about the necessary visas but also understand that Venezuelan migrants are escaping from a humanitarian crisis,” Scull said.