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For years, Honduras has been characterised as one of the most violent countries in the world. Living under a constant threat in violent neighbourhoods, many Hondurans have to move or they become displaced. Many seek asylum in neighbouring countries or cross their borders in search of safety. The context in Honduras has been equated to that of a conflict situation, because of its severe impact on the population. Children and youth are particularly affected, as they are forced into gang activities, drop out of school and face death threats if they refuse to join a gang.
Thousands of Venezuelans are crossing the borders daily into neighbouring countries in search of safety. Displaced by scarcity of food and medicines, but also because of violence and persecution, the growing numbers of Venezuelans fleeing their country are putting massive pressure on the region.
Over 4 million Venezuelans have fled to find safety in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Aruba, Curacao and Spain over the past 4 years. Neighbouring countries are overwhelmed and overstretched by the influx of Venezuelans.
Bogotá (mar. 16/18). El Presidente Juan Manuel Santos y la Canciller María Ángela Holguín se reunieron este viernes en la Casa de Nariño con el Comisario europeo de Ayuda Humanitaria y Gestión de Crisis, Christos Stylianides y el Secretario de Estado de Cooperación Internacional para Iberoamérica y el Caribe de España, Fernando García Casas.
Over 1.5 million estimated Venezuelans displaced in the region
2,000% Increase in asylum claims since 2014
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Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 11,636 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through the first ten weeks of 2018, with just under 48 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece (29%) Spain (23%) and Cyprus (less than 1%). This compares with 20,151 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 10,949 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through the first nine weeks of 2018, with just under 51 percent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece (27%) Spain (22%) and Cyprus (less than 1%). This compares with 20,051 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.
Berlin – Since IOM, the UN Migration Agency, began collecting data through the Missing Migrants Project in 2014, it has recorded the deaths of 1,234 women, more than half of whom died while attempting to cross the Mediterranean. This figure represents less than five percent of the total number of migrant deaths recorded during this period by the Project, which is based at IOM’s Data Analysis Centre in Berlin.
7 March 2018
A few days ago, we celebrated the centenary year of Nelson Mandela’s birth. We spoke of his example; his fortitude, his suffering and compassion, while recalling also the declaration that he and my predecessor Mary Robinson signed in 2000 on diversity and tolerance.
La Alta Comisionada Adjunta elogió a quienes brindan protección a las personas más vulnerables que huyen de la violencia en Centroamérica.
EL CEIBO, Guatemala, 6 de marzo de 2018 (ACNUR) - Durante casi una década, Andrés Toribio y su esposa han abierto su hogar, en la frontera de Guatemala y México, a personas que huyen de la violencia en Centroamérica, sabiendo que el camino hacia la seguridad puede ser peligroso.
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.
Fragility, Conflict and Violence: A Global Challenge
Global Overview FEBRUARY 2018
Tras concluir su visita al país, la Alta Comisionada Adjunta del ACNUR reconoció la valiosa labor de México en favor de las personas refugiadas.
Ciudad de México, 27 de febrero de 2018 (ACNUR) - La Alta Comisionada Adjunta de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados, Kelly Clements, concluyó el pasado lunes 26 de febrero una visita de trabajo a México, para evaluar la operación del ACNUR en el país y los patrones de desplazamiento en la región. Su recorrido continuará en el Norte de Centroamérica.
• La Mesa busca articular los esfuerzos e iniciativas de organizaciones de la sociedad civil, fundaciones de empresas y de instancias gubernamentales para mejorar el diálogo entre las poblaciones migrantes y residentes en la Frontera Sur de México
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 10,114 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through the first eight weeks of 2018, with just over 50 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided almost evenly between Greece and Spain. This compares with 16,806 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.
At this time in February 2016 there already were 116,005 arrivals – roughly 100,000 more than at this point this year and last.
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.
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 9,768 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through the first seven and a half weeks of 2018, with just over 53 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided almost evenly between Greece and Spain. This compares with 13,799 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.