Venezuelan migrants in Colombia: COVID-19 and mental health

Lancet Psychiatry - Journal Article

Venezuelan migrants in Colombia are experiencing psychological stressors stemming from political turmoil, poverty, displacement, exploitation, and the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 5 million people have departed Venezuela since 2015.2 The largest subgroup, more than 1.8 million individuals, continues to move into Colombia, often trekking on foot and dispersing nationwide. Two million pendular migrants cross into Colombia cyclically, seeking food, clothing, medicines, health care, and education. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved)

Zelde Espinel, Roberto Chaskel, Ryan C. Berg, Hermes Jose Florez, Silvia L. Gaviria, Oscar Bernal, Kim Berg, Carlos Munoz, Marisa G. Larkin, James M. Shultz
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