Women attempting to flee the country’s economic collapse are in desperate straits, stranded at borders and forced into sex work, say NGOs
The family had nothing at home, says mother of six Luisa Hernández, 30, from Zulia state, Venezuela. “To see your children grow up without food, without anything, is unbearable.
“Eating from rubbish bins to survive was no life, so we left. But, now with the pandemic, we are in limbo, we are stuck in Colombia, and hungry again. We have gone from one crisis to another.”
Things are desperate here, we need more help
Families in Cúcuta are selling their daughters into sex work as young as 12 years old and for as little as a dollar