UN says there are 3 million Venezuelan refugees and migrants

In this Aug. 31, 2018 file photo, Venezuelans illegally cross into Colombia, to Villa del Rosario, along a path known as a “trocha.” Uncontrolled by Venezuelan or Colombian authorities, the trochas are ruled by bands of armed men sporting rifles and dressed in fatigues. They charge migrants about $10 to be let through, frequently robbing or assaulting those who can’t pay. The U.N. refugee agency and the U.N. migration agency announced Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, that 2.4 million Venezuelan refugees and migrants are in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the rest are in other regions worldwide. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)

UNITED NATIONS — The number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela has risen to 3 million worldwide, the United Nations said Thursday.