Speaking at a press conference at Maicao refugee camp in the La Guajira region on the Colombia-Venezuela border on Saturday, Jolie urged the international community to tackle the worsening problem, reports Efe mews.
More than 1.3 million are in Colombia, where the government is providing them assistance in education and health care.
"Over 400,000 Colombians, who had been displaced to Venezuela, have now been forced to return by the catastrophic situation there.
"They are alongside 1.3 million Venezuelan refugees who have sought protection in Colombia," Jolie said.
Jolie, who was accompanied by the UNHCR Deputy High Commissioner, Kelly Clements and UNHCR representative in Colombia, Jozef Mekx, said: "It is extraordinary that a country facing so many huge challenges of its own, has shown such humanity and is making these live-saving efforts. I want to acknowledge the bravery, strength and resilience of the Colombian people.
"Colombia has still kept its borders open and is doing everything that it can to absorb these unprecedented numbers of desperate people."
"The President and I spoke of the risk of statelessness for more than 20,000 Venezuelan children and his commitment to always helping children," she added.
Duque said that he had a conversation with Jolie on "the need to tackle the nationalization of thousands of Venezuelan children in our country who do not have a defined immigration status today."
"To do it is a humanitarian act, to provide them with opportunities and benefits that they deserve to come out of this tragedy," he added.
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