Thousands of refugees who fled the political and economic crisis in Venezuela are facing weeks with very little food after a national lockdown in Colombia.
‘I don't know what I'm going to do without being able to feed my daughter,’ says 24-year-old Ana* who has a four-year-old daughter. ‘If the government does not let us go out on the streets, I do not know what we are going to do to eat.’
Across the city of Barranquilla there are more than 15,000 Venezuelan families like Ana’s. Most of them depend on being able to work in order to put food on the table, but now they can no longer leave their houses.
To try and stop the spread of coronavirus, the Colombian government has ordered that everyone should stay home for the next three weeks. However, relief agencies such as Tearfund and local churches have been given special permission to carry on supporting people.