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20 Jun 2018 description

Migrants and refugees fleeing danger in Central America are trapped and exposed to more violence in Mexico due to ever tighter and more callous United States border control policies, said Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on World Refugee Day.

19 Jun 2018 description
report Plan International

WASHINGTON (19 June) – Plan International is urging the U.S. administration to reverse its “zero tolerance” immigration policy and to end the practice of forcibly separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border, including the detention of children taken from their parents.

Such practices are reprehensible, regardless of migrants’ legal status, and are a direct violation of the legal rights of asylum seekers under U.S. law, as well as under treaties to which the U.S. is a ratified party.

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).

19 Jun 2018 description

Colombia- Sismo- 12/06/18

Un sismo de 4,5 grados con epicentro en el volcán Galeras sacudió el extremo suroccidental. El movimiento telúrico se registró a las 04:35 hora local con una profundidad superficial, señaló el Servicio Geológico Nacional.

19 Jun 2018 description
report Save the Children

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Statement from Carolyn Miles, President & CEO, Save the Children

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (June 19, 2018) – In response to continued reports of children being separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border, Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children, issued the following statement today:

18 Jun 2018 description

More than 340.000 Venezuelans have entered Ecuador since the beginning of 2018 (compared to 287,000 arrivals registered for the whole 2017).

In Brazil, 527 Venezuelan nationals had been relocated from border regions to Brazilian cities in the country (Cuiabá, Manaus and São Paulo).

The number of Venezuelans seeking asylum has risen yearly. Between 2014 and 2018, some 185,783 asylum claims have been lodged.

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18 Jun 2018 description

By UNHCR | 18 June 2018

GENEVA – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, urges the United States to prioritize family unity and the best interests of children as it implements new border management policies along the US-Mexico border.

“There are effective ways to ensure border control without putting families through the lasting psychological trauma of child-parent separation,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said.

“UNHCR stands ready to support the United States in implementing humane and secure alternatives,” Grandi added.

15 Jun 2018 description

Thousands of medical voices from across the United States have joined forces with Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) to urge the Trump administration to immediately halt the separation of migrant and asylum seeking children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

A letter, addressed to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, signed by more than 5,000 experts across the health and child development fields, and calling for swift action, was delivered today to the administration.

14 Jun 2018 description
report Cruz Roja Mexicana

México (CICR) – Más de un centenar de especialistas en medicina legal, directores de servicios periciales y ministerios públicos mexicanos se reúnen desde hoy hasta el 15 de junio en el IX Encuentro Nacional de Servicios Médicos Forenses, que se celebra en la Ciudad de México. Durante el evento se busca generar un espacio para reflexionar y llegar a acuerdos sobre la implementación de la Ley General en Materia de Desaparición, que marca un hito en la historia de México y trae nuevas esperanzas a las familias.

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.

14 Jun 2018 description

Joint op-ed by UN Women, UNFPA and UNDP

The numbers are shocking: at least one in three women on the planet has suffered physical or sexual violence, usually at the hands of a family member or intimate partner. More than 700 million women alive today were married as children. Up to 250 million women and girls have undergone female genital mutilation.

12 Jun 2018 description

Ciudad de Guatemala, 12 jun (AGN) – Un avión de la Policía Federal de México emprendió hoy vuelo para el traslado a ese país de otros dos pacientes guatemaltecos víctimas de la potente erupción del volcán de Fuego del domingo 3 de junio y quienes presentan graves quemaduras en la mayor parte de su cuerpo, informaron fuentes oficiales.

Los pacientes fueron identificados como Carlos José Hernández García y Julio César Ramírez Gutiérrez, ambos de 35 años de edad.

12 Jun 2018 description

Geneva – As the Aquarius rescue vessel makes the three-day journey to Spain, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 35,504 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea as of Sunday, 10 June 2018. This compares with 73,748 arrivals across the region during the same period last year. So far this month, 2,746 arrivals to Italy, Greece and Spain have been recorded, the majority of which arrived in Spain. The 14,330 migrants, who are registered as having arrived by sea to Italy this year is 76.81 per cent lower than that reported last year in the same period, which was recorded as 61,779.

12 Jun 2018 description

The United States Attorney General announced today that domestic abuse or gang violence will no longer be considered legal grounds for asylum in the US, a decision that will endanger thousands of people attempting to seek safety from one of the most violent regions in the world.

11 Jun 2018 description

CIDH presenta Informe de Balance del primer año del Mecanismo Especial de Seguimiento de Ayotzinapa, México

11 Jun 2018 description

Presentación de Informe

Asesinatos, torturas, violencia sexual y desapariciones forzadas cometidas por militares contra la población civil en el marco de la primera fase del Operativo Conjunto Chihuahua calificarían como crímenes de lesa humanidad.

Máximas autoridades responsables de las atrocidades cometidas en Chihuahua continúan sin ser investigadas, procesadas ni sancionadas. La CPI debe actuar.

11 Jun 2018 description

Ciudad de Guatemala, 10 jun (AGN).- El Gobierno de Guatemala solicitó hoy el acompañamiento de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA) para que verifique y transmita con transparencia la información sobre la ayuda internacional que se está recibiendo para los afectados por la erupción del volcán de Fuego, hace ocho días.

11 Jun 2018 description

The Rio Grande Valley of Texas is a major corridor for migration further north into the United States

By Ellen Wulfhorst

MCALLEN, Texas, June 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fear of tighter border patrols and tough new laws is silencing victims of human trafficking in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, a prime location for migrants to enter the United States, according to a Thomson Reuters Foundation investigation.