Throughout Colombia and many parts of Latin America, each day there are hundreds of thousands of people just walking. Down roads, through the wilderness, across borders. Young and old, carrying suitcases, children, food, clothes. Walking for days, weeks, months.
These walkers, dubbed “los caminantes,” are Venezuelan refugees escaping one of the most disastrous economic downfalls in recent history.
“The scenario has forced many people to leave the country,” says Oswaldo, Bible League International’s National Director in Venezuela. “The ones who left have gone because they could not survive in Venezuela, and us, the ones who stayed, are tolerating the situation with faith that God will change the scene soon.”
Close to 5 million Venezuelans have left the country, the majority on foot. And many of them come to Cúcuta.