When Colombia gave legal status to almost a million undocumented Venezuelan migrants early this year, it allowed them to find formal work and access social services. Colombia provides health care for the migrants, many of whom arrive with nothing, and almost half a million migrant children are in public schools. Now Colombia hopes an international donors' conference will bring support, especially for a cash transfer system that will offer the migrants a minimum income. More than 5.6 million Venezuelans have left their country in the past five years to escape its political and economic crisis.

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