The UN has warned Venezuela is heading for the same refugee "crisis moment" seen in the Mediterranean in 2015. The warning comes as neighbouring countries try to stem the flow of Venezuelans looking to escape the country's dire economic situation.
More than two million Venezuelans have fled their country since 2014. They are fleeing a severe economic crisis which has led to shortages of food, medicine and basic goods.
"This is building to a crisis moment that we've seen in other parts of the world, particularly in the Mediterranean," Joel Millman, a spokesman for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), told reporters.