Over four million Venezuelans are now living in exile, with Colombia taking in the greatest share [Guillermo Legaria/Getty Images]

Bogota, Colombia – A tighter squeeze on Venezuela from recent US sanctions will only mean more people pouring into neighbouring Colombia, humanitarian groups warn, even as other South American countries are closing their doors on refugees.

Colombia sees hope quickly fading that it can stem the steady flow of migrants, even as it grapples with the presence of 1.4 million Venezuelan refugees already in its border.

“There is fear of the impact that the new US government sanctions will have on life in Venezuela,” said Marianne Menijvar, Colombia director for the International Rescue Committee, which runs facilities at the border.

“Since halfway through last week

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