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03 Oct 2018 description

The countries of the North of Central America continue suffering high levels of violence stemming from gangs and other organized criminal groups.

This insecurity is compelling an ever increasing number of persons – often entire families – to flee their homes, within their countries or to nearby countries.

All countries in the region are affected by these movements and a regional response is therefore of paramount importance.

KEY POPULATION FIGURES

27 Sep 2018 description

MIGRANTES DE MESOAMÉRICA

**INGRESOS DE MIGRANTES NICARAGÜENSES A COSTA RICA*

***SOLICITUDES DE ASILO DE MIGRANTES NICARAGÜENSES EN COSTA RICA**

Con respecto a los ingresos regulares de migrantes nicaragüenses a Costa Rica de enero a abril del presente año se muestra una tendencia de aumento en esta cifra, no obstante, de abril a mayo esta cifra disminuyó en 41%, registrando 15,873 ingresos menos. Asimismo, hasta el 17 de junio aún no se habían completado la mitad de los ingresos de nicaragüenses registrados el mes anterior.

26 Sep 2018 description

Sixty-ninth session

1-5 October 2018

Update of UNHCR’s operations in the Americas

A. Situational context including new developments

Venezuela situation

The ongoing political and socio-economic developments in Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) have led to the outflow of at least 2.6 million Venezuelans into neighbouring countries, the Southern Cone and the Caribbean and beyond.

02 Jul 2018 description

MIGRANTES MESOAMERICANOS

MIGRANTES QUE FUERON RETORNADOS AL TRIÁNGULO NORTE.

En el primer trimestre de 2018, en comparación con el mismo periodo de 2017, Guatemala reporta el mayor crecimiento en el número de nacionales retornados, con un incremento de 48% , mientras que Honduras reporta un aumento de 29%. En el caso de El Salvador, por el contrario, se observa una disminución de 38%, registrándose 3563 personas retornadas menos. Los retornos forzosos y voluntarios proceden mayoritariamente de México (54.2%), de Estados Unidos (45.7%).

27 Jun 2018 description
report SICA

Los responsables de migración de Centroamérica y República Dominicana inauguraron hoy una reunión en Punta Cana, este del país caribeño, para analizar la política migratoria regional.

La agenda incluye los temas: geopolítica y migración vistas desde un nuevo escenario regional, migración y derechos humanos, trata de personas y el tráfico ilícito de migrantes, criminalidad, entre otros, informó la Dirección General de Migración (DGM) dominicana en un comunicado.

20 Jun 2018 description

Today we commemorate World Refugee Day.

There are nearly 70 million people who have been forcibly displaced around the world as a result of persecution, conflict or generalized violence. Their precarious situation makes them more vulnerable. Many of these people have seen their most basic human rights violated.

Human decency demands that we protect them, aid them, help them. But so does international law. We must not forget that. And we must not allow others to forget it.

19 Jun 2018 description
report UN News Service

La violencia, la persecución y las guerras obligan a un creciente número de personas a abandonar sus hogares, comunidades y países en busca de seguridad y medios de subsistencia. Este fenómeno mundial, que colocó la cifra de desplazados en un récord de más de 68 millones de personas en 2017, requiere con urgencia un nuevo acuerdo global sobre refugiados.

A un ritmo de 44.500 por día, 16,2 millones de personas huyeron para salvar sus vidas el año pasado, elevando la suma mundial de desplazados a 68,5 millones, informó este martes la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados (ACNUR).

14 Jun 2018 description

Ciudad de México – 32 funcionarios de 10 países que hacen parte de la Conferencia Regional sobre Migración (CRM), se reunieron esta semana (6-7/6) para fortalecer sus capacidades e intercambiar experiencias sobre la protección de personas migrantes en países afectados por desastres de origen natural.

24 May 2018 description
report UN Radio

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En 2017, el número de refugiados y solicitantes de asilo procedentes de Honduras, Guatemala y El Salvador ascendió a 294.000. Los principales países de refugio son Estados Unidos, México y Belice, pero también están empezando a dirigirse a lugares como Costa Rica y Panamá. La agencia de la ONU para los refugiados les ayuda con una estrategia que va más allá de la ayuda humanitaria, buscando su integración en los países de acogida.

22 May 2018 description

Más personas refugiadas están huyendo de la violencia en Guatemala, Honduras y El Salvador, y algunos como Armando, arriesgan todo al viajar en el tren de carga, buscando la seguridad en México.

ACAYUCAN, México, 22 de mayo de 2018 (ACNUR) – Armando* era taxista en su natal Honduras, por lo que cada día tenía que cruzar un entramado de calles controladas por las pandillas, temiendo por su vida.

22 May 2018 description

Este es un resumen de lo dicho por la portavoz del ACNUR, Aikaterini Kitidi, a quien se le puede atribuir el texto citado, en la conferencia de prensa de hoy en el Palacio de las Naciones en Ginebra.

22 May 2018 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Aikaterini Kitidi – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is seeing a significant increase in the number of people fleeing violence and persecution in the North of Central America. With many individuals on the move and in serious peril, we are calling on the international community to uphold their protection needs, while helping countries in the North of Central America address the root causes.

26 Apr 2018 description
report Igarapé Institute

Many Latin American countries, states and cities are facing a chronic public security crisis. In spite of more than a decade of modest economic growth, crime and victimization rates are rising, not dropping. Nevertheless, recent information of 2017 show some signs of improvement. Criminal violence is routinely singled out as one of the top concerns of citizens from across Mexico, Central America and South America. And there are warning signs that the region ́s high rates of criminal violence and victimization will continue rising if nothing is done.

28 Mar 2018 description

Contributing to more effective risk management of crises and disaster in Latin America and the Caribbean

INTRODUCTION

The 2018 version of the Index for Risk Management for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC-INFORM) has been launched at the beginning of this year. LAC-INFORM 2018 is an update of LAC-INFORM 2017, the first version of this regional index.

06 Mar 2018 description

Deputy High Commissioner hails shelters that provide protection for the most vulnerable people on the move in Central America.

By UNHCR staff | 06 March 2018

EL CEIBO, Guatemala - For nearly a decade, Andrés Toribio and his wife opened their home on the Guatemala-Mexico border to provide shelter and protection for people fleeing violence in Central America, knowing that the route to safety can be dangerous.

23 Feb 2018 description

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS

  • The MIRPS has been developed through government-led consultations with all stakeholders, including persons of concern, UN country teams, civil society, the private sector and academia acquiring a whole-of-society approach. Regional networks and organizations complement the national action plans and set up regional and global responsibility-sharing mechanisms to bring a regional dimension to the MIRPS.

20 Feb 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 8,807 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through seven weeks of 2018. This compares with 13,156 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

On Monday (19 February) IOM Rome reported official figures from Italy’s Ministry of Interior (MOI) show 4,864 irregular migrants have arrived by sea this year: 51.64 per cent lower than the total last year in the same period, when MOI figures show 10,057 arrived. (See chart below)

19 Jan 2018 description

Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of emergencies in the region.

14 Dec 2017 description

This factsheet provides a summary of the activities that the ICRC carries out for vulnerable migrants and their families in the Americas. It explains our approach and describes what we, together with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, do to help protect and assist migrants along migration routes in the Americas.