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03 Oct 2017 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme

Overview of UNHCR’s operations in the Americas

A. Situational context including new developments

Colombia situation

03 Oct 2017 description

The North of Central America suffers high levels of violence stemming from gangs and other organized criminal groups.

This insecurity is compelling an 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 INDICATORS

29 Sep 2017 description

El informe sobre tierras y vivienda se basa en entrevistas con personas desplazadas, incluidas las comunidades locales, indígenas, campesinas y afro-hondureñas, autoridades nacionales y locales, expertos y la sociedad civil.

29 Sep 2017 description

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

17 Jul 2017 description

Establecido para albergar a refugiados de la guerra civil durante la turbulenta década de 1980, Valle de Paz acoge ahora a centroamericanos que huyen de la creciente violencia de las pandillas.

17 Jul 2017 description

Set up to shelter civil war refugees during the turbulent 1980s, the Valley of Peace is now welcoming Central Americans fleeing violent crime.

By: James Fredrick in Valley of Peace, Belize | 17 July 2017

Juan Barrera* fled El Salvador alone when he was just 16. It was 1990 and, like thousands of others, the civil war forced him from his home. Juan bounced around Central America for years, scraping by until an uncle told him of a haven of peace just across the Guatemalan border in the small English-speaking country of Belize.

22 Jun 2017 description

DATOS RELEVANTES

164.000 Refugiados y solicitantes de asilo del Triángulo Norte de Centroamérica (TNC) para finales de 2016. Casi diez veces más que en los últimos cinco años

174.000 Personas desplazadas internamente (PDI) en Honduras (esta cifra se base en un ejercicio de identificación de perfiles de 2014, realizado en 21 municipios de un total de 298 municipios en el país).

16 Jun 2017 description

The North of Central America suffers high levels of violence stemming from gangs and other organized criminal groups.
This insecurity is compelling an increasing number of persons – often entire families – to flee their homes, within their countries or to nearby countries.
Nine countries of the region are affected by these movements and a regional response is therefore of paramount importance.

KEY INDICATORS

02 Jun 2017 description

28.9 M required for 2017
2.3 M contributions received, representing 8% of requirements
26.6 M funding gap for the Northern Triangle of Central America Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

31 May 2017 description
  • 29.4 M required for 2017

  • 2.5 M contributions received, representing 9% of requirements

  • 26.9 M funding gap for North America and Caribbean

All figures are displayed in USD

28 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

164,000 Refugees and asylum-seekers from the Northern Triangle of Central America (NTCA) at the end of 2013. Almost a tenfold increase over the last five years.

174,000 Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Honduras (figure based on a 2014 profiling exercise carreid out in 21 municipalities, out of a total of 298 in the country).

214,000 Deportations of NTCA citizens from the USA and Mexico in 2016. It is estiamated that 450,000 migrants entered Mexico irregularly in 2016.

21 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

137,600
Refugees and asylum-seekers from the Northern Triangle of Central America (NTCA) until June 30.
174,000
IDPs in Honduras (2014 profiling exercise). A similar profiling exercise is taking place in El Salvador to assess the magnitude and patterns of displacement.
99,522
Deportations of NTCA citizens from the USA and Mexico in first half of 2016 (Jan-Jun). It is estimated that there are some 400,000 migrants in transit crossing Guatemala into Mexico.

30 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

30 Number of strategic partnerships signed by UNHCR with operational partners in the region in 2016, compared to 13 in 2015.

400 Number of additional lodging capacity in 6 shelters constructed/rehabilitated with UNHCR’s support in Mexico and Guatemala.

1,900 Asylum-seekers and refugees provided with cash-based assistance in Mexico in the States of Tabasco, Chiapas and Mexico City.

31 Aug 2016 description

18.1 M required for 2016
8.0 M contributions received, representing 44% of requirements
10.1 M funding gap for the Northern Triangle of Central America Situation

31 Aug 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

32,179 New asylum applications from the Northern Triangle of Central America (NTCA) citizens in North and Central America countries in 2016 (Jan-Jun).

99,522 Deportations of NTCA citizens from the USA and Mexico in 2016 (Jan-Jun).

565% Increase in asylum applications in Belize,
Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama from NTCA citizens in 2016 (Jan-Jun) compared to the same period in 2015.

27 Aug 2016 description

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Friday, 26 of August, began delivering vital aid to thousands of residents in Belize including acutely vulnerable asylum-seekers struggling to recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Earl earlier this month.

“We are working with our UN sister agencies, our national partner Help for Progress and others in support of the admirable efforts by the Government of Belize to ensure effective help reaches those who need it most,” said Soufiane Adjali, the UNHCR representative in Belize.

18 Aug 2016 description

La Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados y sus socios están brindando asistencia humanitaria y de reconstrucción a las víctimas del huracán Earl, incluyendo a solicitantes de asilo del Triángulo Norte.

BELMOPAN, Belice, 17 de agosto de 2016 (ACNUR) – Jorge saca el teléfono de su bolsillo y reproduce un corto video que muestra las inundaciones y el techo de su casa que apenas se veía a la distancia, todo sumergido debajo de la masa de agua que lo rodeaba.

17 Aug 2016 description

The UN Refugee Agency and its partners are to provide relief and reconstruction assistance to the victims of Hurricane Earl, including asylum-seekers from the Northern Triangle.

By: Brooke Del Greco and Giulia Batistella

BELMOPAN, Belize – Jorge pulls the phone from his pocket and plays a brief video showing flooded marshland and the barely visible rooftop of his home in the distance, all but submerged under the surrounding expanse of water.

04 Aug 2016 description

Ahead of September summits focused on refugees, nine countries pledge to work together to strengthen protection for refugees fleeing Central America.

GENEVA – A pledge by nine countries from North and Central America to work together to strengthen the protection of refugees fleeing Central America has been welcomed by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, as a landmark step ahead of UN and US summits next month on refugees and migrants.