20 Venezuelan migrants affected by fire in Cali

20 Venezuelan migrants affected by fire in Cali

A building located in commune 3 of Cali, capital of Valle del Cauca in Colombia, in which at least 20 Venezuelans who are dedicated to recycling lived, catches fire and consumes the belongings of those who lived there.

“It was a fire of the cables and it burned where we lived, our things were burned, we were left with nothing, the children’s papers, the identity card, everything,” says Yermely Méndez, one of the victims of the fire, to the newspaper The viewer.

According to the firefighters, recycling was stored in the back of the house. “The units worked hard to control the situation”; Likewise, they reported that no people were reported injured in the fire that consumed 70% of the house, leaving 20 people affected.

At the moment, it is known that the Risk Management Secretariat of Cali is assisting the affected families, who at the moment do not know where their temporary place of residence will be, specifies a report from Week.

Colombia is the country that in the Latin American region registers the largest number of murders of Venezuelan migrants.

The Special Commission to Investigate Crimes Against Venezuelan Migrants of the National Assembly counts 2,761 complaints of human rights violations against Venezuelan migrants.

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