Lack of food pushes 2.3mn to flee Venezuela: UN
About 2.3 million Venezuelans have fled their crisis-hit country mainly because of a lack of food as severe shortages of medicine has left thousands at risk, the UN spokesman said Tuesday. The Venezuelans have fled to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil. "People cite the lack of food as their main reason for leaving," said UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric. About 1.3 million Venezuelans are suffering from malnourishment.