The neighbourhood next to where Ingrid lives in Colombia had been abandoned for a long time. The risk of landslides meant it was too dangerous for most people to call it home. But then a group of Venezuelan families moved in. And so began an incredible friendship between two neighbourhoods, led by the local church.
According to the UN, over 4 million people have fled Venezuela – over 13 per cent of the population – since the socio-economic crisis began. With the loss of jobs and a lack of food and medicine, many people felt they had no choice but to flee to neighbouring countries like Colombia to try and make a better life.
Those arriving into the neighborhood from Venezuela arrived with very little. They built their new homes with wood, plastic and whatever other materials they could find. Although they have roofs over their heads, they live between mountains of rubbish, causing all sorts of health problems. Many suffer from respiratory diseases and skin infections.