Seeking stability: Venezuelans in Peru
Venezuelan refugees arrive daily in Peru, having crossed more than 2,000 miles of Colombia and Ecuador. They come by car, bus and on foot. They’re part of the largest mass migration ever in the Western Hemisphere – at least 3 million displaced people over the past four years. Peru alone has taken in 700,000 people, welcoming them with relatively open arms. But the influx is straining the nation’s housing, labor and health care systems – and may permanently change Peru’s population and culture.
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About the project
Student reporters spent two semesters studying issues related to the Venezuelan refugee crisis and eight days on the ground reporting from Peru, where they were led and guided by Cronkite School faculty members.
The project was made possible by a grant from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Illinois nonprofit organization founded by the international photojournalist, author and philanthropist.