Radio Havana Cuba | Venezuela receives 264 migrants who have returned from Peru

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CARACAS, May 21 (RHC) The government of Venezuela on Saturday received 264 citizens of this country who were repatriated from Peru as part of the Vuelta la Patria plan, designed to ensure the safe return of citizens in conditions of vulnerability.

In a press release, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that, according to official figures, so far 29,073 citizens from 21 countries have returned to Venezuelan territory through 167 humanitarian flights and sea transport.

Similarly, the Venezuelan authorities estimate the number of people returning at more than 300,000, when adding those who have entered the country since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic across the borders with Colombia and Brazil.

In recent statements by Venezolana de Televisión, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latin America, Rander Peña, explained that the repatriation plan considers logistics to ensure the return of citizens and also has a social reintegration programme.

He explained that Venezuelan embassies in other countries of the region receive every day hundreds of requests from people interested in benefiting from the repatriation plan; In Peru alone, he confirmed that there are more than 62,000 Venezuelans who have expressed their desire to return to their homeland.

“The return home demonstrates the ability of the Bolivarian government to ensure the return and reintegration of the returnees into Venezuelan society,” the vice president said. (source: latin press).

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