Venezuelan asylum seekers tripled in 2022

Venezuelans seeking asylum abroad nearly tripled in 2022, according to the UN refugee agency, which found that more than two in five new asylum applicants globally last year came from Latin America and the Caribbean.

Venezuelan asylum applications surged 186% last year to 264,000 amid an economic crisis which began in 2014.

Cuba recorded the second highest asylum figure at 194,700, a six-fold increase on 2021. This was followed by Nicaragua at 165,800, Colombia at 90,500, Honduras at 79,700 and Haiti at 73,500.


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