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03 May 2019 description

Over 3.7 million refugees and migrants from Venezuela are living abroad, more than 3 million of whom have left Venezuela to other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Between 2014 and 2018, some 414,570 asylum claims have been lodged by Venezuelans, over 255,448 in 2018 alone. While refugee procedures are overwhelmed, 7,171 were recognized as refugees thus far.

With the support of receiving States and host communities, UNHCR continues to improve reception conditions, advocate for legal stay, identify protection risks and ensure access to basic services.

02 May 2019 description

En la ciudad de Cartagena se llevó a cabo el segundo Encuentro Nacional de Jóvenes “Camino diferencial de vida” en donde participaron 65 jóvenes víctimas de reclutamiento ilegal, que siendo adolescentes salieron de los campamentos de la entonces guerrilla de las FARC, en el marco del Acuerdo de Paz.

02 May 2019 description

INTRODUCTION

ACAPS Humanitarian Access Overview provides a snapshot of the most challenging contexts regarding humanitarian access.

02 May 2019 description

A new project called EUROCLIMA+ droughts and flooding in the Andes has been launched.

From 22 to 26 April, the Institute for Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (IDEAM) Colombia hosted the regional workshop, with participation from National Meteorological and Hydrological Services from Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela along with 19 other institutions from western South America.

01 May 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• In February and March, access of women and children to basic services further deteriorated. The border closure with Colombia and Brazil affected access to education and health services. Adolescents were reportedly detained and wounded during demonstrations.

• In March, repeated power outages across the entire country limited access to safe water and increased the risk of water-borne diseases. Health centers without generators operated at very low capacity. Schooling was disrupted during blackout periods.

01 May 2019 description

En el marco de la reunión de entes rectores de los Sistemas Nacionales de Prevención, Mitigación y Atención de Desastres: Diálogos y Experiencias para Fortalecer la Red Mesoamericana para la Gestión Integral del Riesgo, gobiernos de México, Costa Rica, República Dominicana, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panamá, Belice y Colombia, se reunieron durante los días 29 y 30 de abril en ciudad de México, con el fin de avanzar en el diálogo de más alto nivel sobre la plataforma de la Red Mesoamericana para la Gestión Integral del Riesgo.

01 May 2019 description

More than two years after the signing of Colombia’s peace agreement paving the way to ending 50 years of war, the Colombian government’s lackluster implementation of the accord and declining international attention threaten the construction of peace. The FARC guerrillas were successfully demobilized and disarmed and violence levels dropped in many parts of Colombia. However, plans to increase the government’s reach into conflict zones, reintegration of ex-combatants into civilian life, and efforts to dismantle other i legal armed groups are proceeding too slowly.

01 May 2019 description

In Numbers

USD 254.5 m total requirements

$3,299,406 USD in cash transfers distributed

260,531 people assisted in March

Operational Updates

  • Violence continues to affect thousands of Colombians. Massive forced displacements, mobility restrictions and confinements are threatening communities in several regions throughout the country. Requests for crisis response are increasing, including for the emergency that was declared in La Guajira due to drought.

01 May 2019 description

In Numbers

US$ 1,018,151 cash-based transfers made

USD 10.8 m six months net funding requirements

63,690 people assisted in March 2019

Operational Updates

  • The state of emergency for human mobility has been extended until April 2019.

  • 55,364 people benefited from WFP’s food vouchers. The majority were Venezuelans (89 percent), followed by Colombians (10 percent) and a few beneficiaries of other nationalities.

30 Apr 2019 description

By CLIMATE ADAPTATION UNDP

In the face of increasing climate volatility, the communities in La Mojana, Colombia are rediscovering – and protecting - their native seeds.

30 Apr 2019 description

USAID Publishes Fragility-Climate Policy Briefs by Moran, Busby, Raleigh, and Strauss Research Team

30 Apr 2019 description

New UK aid package through the World Bank will enable the Government of Colombia to access low interest loans.

Published 30 April 2019
From: Department for International Development and The Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP

A new UK aid package will help Colombia host over a million Venezuelans forced to flee their homes because of their country’s ongoing economic crisis.

30 Apr 2019 description

Este documento fue elaborado por OCHA, con información suministrada por socios del Equipo Local de Coordinación (ELC) Chocó y otras contrapartes.

SITUACIÓN GENERAL

29 Apr 2019 description

Overview

The “joint presidencies” of France and Ger-many continue in April as Germany assumes the Council presidency. The role of women in conflict situations, international humanitarian law and disarmament, all stated priorities of the ”joint presidencies”, feature strongly in April’s programme of work.

29 Apr 2019 description
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UNICEF trata de aumentar su actual presupuesto de respuesta de 5,7 millones de dólares a 29 millones de dólares.

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NUEVA YORK, 29 de abril de 2019 – Hay al menos 327.000 niños venezolanos que viven como migrantes y refugiados en Colombia, y si no reciben un mayor apoyo su salud, educación, protección y bienestar pueden correr peligro, dijo hoy UNICEF.

27 Apr 2019 description

La rehabilitación emocional y de los entornos sociales y personales de los menores, son tareas escenciales para la entidad

BOGOTÁ, D.C.›BOGOTÁ, D.C. La restitución de los derechos y de los entornos familiares y escolares de los más de 2.3 millones de niños y adolescentes víctimas, es una prioridad escencial para la Unidad.

27 Apr 2019 description
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UNICEF seeks to increase its current response budget from $5.7 million to $29 million

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NEW YORK, 29 April 2019 - At least 327,000 children from Venezuela are living as migrants and refugees in Colombia. Without increased support, their health, education, protection and well-being will be in jeopardy, UNICEF said today.

26 Apr 2019 description

PAHO provides guidance on improving the health of migrants in countries of the Americas

Washington, D.C., 26 April 2019 (PAHO/WHO) –The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has published a guidance document on migration and health that suggests five areas of action countries should take top improve the health of migrants and the populations that receive them.