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Resource October 10, 2019

Meet the Journalist: Megan Janetsky

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Venezuelan migrant Yulianis Rodriguez, hunches down in Maicao, Colombia's Hospital San Jose as she struggles to cope with the pain of labor without an epidural on May 5, 2019. She crossed into Colombia alone to give birth to her baby son who was born 'stateless' and is now among 24,000 children who were granted Colombian citizenship by the country's government. Image by Megan Janetsky. Colombia, 2019.
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Thousands of migrants stream over the Venezuela-Colombia border every day, fleeing everything from...

Maria Daniela Castro from Caracas with her newborn. In Colombia, due to the exodus of more than 3.7 million Venezuelans from their country, 24,000 Venezuelan babies have been born stateless since the beginning of the crisis, according to June government data. Image by Megan Janetsky. Colombia, 2019.
Maria Daniela Castro from Caracas with her newborn. In Colombia, due to the exodus of more than 3.7 million Venezuelans from their country, 24,000 Venezuelan babies have been born stateless since the beginning of the crisis, according to June government data. Image by Megan Janetsky. Colombia, 2019.

While Colombia has taken measures to address 24,000 'stateless' babies born to fleeing Venezuelan mothers in the country, it may not be enough to address the citizenship crisis. Freelance journalist Megan Janetsky talks about her reporting for her project with USA Today.

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