the Border between Venezuela and Colombia has been suspended on the orders of president Maduro to stop the lastblar with emergency aid from the united states to enter the country.
and vehicles set up has prevented venezuelans from leaving the country. Many have instead opted to wade across the river that forms the border between the countries to find their way to the city of Cucuta where there's food and medications – goods shortages in Venezuela.
But the heavy rain has raised the water level in the gränsfloden Tachira, which has made it impossible to get over.
so Far, several million have left the crisis-hit Venezuela along various border points since the crisis began in January.
a thousand people cross the Simon Bolivar bridge, in spite of the barricades, writes the news agency Reuters.
" the Situation is very difficult, we are hungry, we lack water and light. The children are the ones who suffer the most. This is why we desperately takes us to Colombia to get hold of food, " says a venezuelan man who wants to be anonymous to El Tiempo.