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Together for Venezuelans: Sarai’s story - EU

17/05/2020 - 11:38
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5.1 million Venezuelans have left their country, fleeing poverty and hunger. Families must often part ways in the process sending a member ahead to try to earn enough money to bring the others. Reuniting could take months and losing contact is a concrete risk. Children are the last ones to take the journey to reunite with their parents. 9-year old Sarai travelled more than 2,000 Kilometres with her grandmother, from Venezuela to Peru, to reunite with her mother. Our intervention helped her locate her mother and find a safe and happy space, where she could play and learn while waiting to hug her again. ©2019 UNICEF