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19 Oct 2017 description
report Cruz Roja Española
  • Las nacionalidades más comunes de los solicitantes de asilo son venezolanas, ucranianas y sirias.

  • Cruz Roja trabaja en este ámbito en coordinación con el Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social.

18 Oct 2017 description

By Julio Berdergué, FAO Regional Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Pablo Aguirre, technical advisor of the FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

15 Oct 2017 description

El director general de la Unidad Nacional para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres -UNGRD, Carlos Iván Márquez Pérez, viene realizando semanalmente un monitoreo constante a la situación de la frontera Colombo- Venezolana con el propósito de estar alertas y prestos a cualquier situación que se pueda presentar.

13 Oct 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Baher Kamal

ROME, Oct 13 2017 (IPS) - In a world where only 8 individuals – all of them men—possess as much as half of all the planet’s wealth, and it will take women 170 years to be paid as men are*, inequality appears to be a key feature of the current economic model. Now a new study reveals that there is also a widening gap in hunger.

13 Oct 2017 description

Contents

609 Executive summary of the 9th meeting of the WHO working group RT-PCR for the detection and subtyping of influenza viruses

611 Executive summary of the 6th meeting of the WHO Expert Working Group of the GISRS for Surveillance of Antiviral Susceptibility

612 Continuing risk of meningitis due to Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C in Africa: revised recommendations from a WHO expert consultation

12 Oct 2017 description

The number of Venezuelans seeking asylum has increased yearly since 2014. Between 2014 2017, around 99,000 asylum claims were lodged, half of which in 2017 alone (as of September).

The primary receiving countries of Venezuelan asylum seekers in the region between 2014 and 2017 have been: USA: 46,000, Brazil: 16,500, Peru: 9,500; Costa Rica: 3,300 and Panama: 3,000.

Considering the evolving situation in Venezuela, it is projected that people will continue to leave the country over the coming months. UNHCR is stepping up its response accordingly.

11 Oct 2017 description

In the crucial days following the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the OECS Commission joined forces with the Embassy of Venezuela and the Government of Saint Lucia to provide a steady stream of relief supplies to affected OECS member states.

11 Oct 2017 description
report Voice of America

Venezuela, sumida en una profunda crisis política y económica, es el país de Latinoamérica que registró el mayor aumento en el número de subnutridos, de acuerdo a un informe sobre seguridad alimentaria y nutricional de la agencia de Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura, FAO.

08 Oct 2017 description

El Director General de la Unidad Nacional para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres, Carlos Iván Márquez Pérez, realizó hoy junto con 12 entidades del Gobierno Nacional, entre Cancillería, Migración, los gobiernos locales y departamentales y las entidades del Sistema Nacional de Gestión del Riesgo, un seguimiento a las acciones que se vienen realizando en la frontera entre Colombia y Venezuela.​ ​​​​Tras el encuentro de seguimiento, que se hace de manera constante y presencial en la zona, el Puesto de Mando Unificado emitió un balance al respecto así:

06 Oct 2017 description

Months of protests interrupted schools, leaving kids holed up at home or exposed to violence

LOS TEQUES, Venezuela, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Venezuelan siblings Jeremias, 8, and Victoria, 3, were in their pajamas and preparing to go to bed when a tear gas canister smashed through their family's kitchen window in early July.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

05 Oct 2017 description

Emergency Relief Report Update

Thursday, October 5, 2017 — The OECS Commission continues to mobilise emergency relief to OECS Member States impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The following note summarises operations to October 05, 2017

NB: The National Bolivarian Armed Forces of Venezuela have now concluded their successful cargo drop missions into Dominica and an update on their activities will be provided later today 05, October 2017.

05 Oct 2017 description

SYNOPSIS OF HURRICANE MARIA

Maria, the 13th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday September 18 th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on September 18 th as an extremely strong hurricane with wind speeds of 155 mph. Maria then impacted Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis on September 19th, 2017 and the Virgin Islands September 19 – 20, 2017.

05 Oct 2017 description

The Regional Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for Venezuela and the CARICOM States carries out its activities since the 1970s, following its principles of neutrality, impartiality and independence. In 2000, the ICRC signed an agreement with the Venezuelan Government to formalize its presence and activities in the country; this agreement was approved by law on November 6, 2001.

04 Oct 2017 description

SYNOPSIS OF HURRICANE MARIA

Maria, the 13th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday September 18 th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on September 18 th as an extremely strong hurricane with wind speeds of 155 mph. Maria then impacted Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis on September 19th, 2017 and the Virgin Islands September 19 – 20, 2017.

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

03 Oct 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Es indispensable aumentar la presión sobre Maduro

En el período de sesiones del Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la ONU que acaba de concluir, numerosos Estados Miembros, incluidos países latinoamericanos, se pronunciaron de manera inequívoca y enérgica sobre la profunda crisis humanitaria y de derechos humanos en Venezuela, y posicionaron así el tema en la agenda del Consejo con una contundencia sin precedentes. Sin embargo, la principal tarea todavía está por delante y el desafío ahora es mantener la presión multilateral sobre el gobierno venezolano.

03 Oct 2017 description

Selon le chef du HCR, la communauté internationale abandonne des millions de réfugiés et de personnes déplacées internes à leur sort.
Par Jonathan Clayton

GENÈVE - Appelant à des efforts internationaux renouvelés pour prévenir et résoudre les conflits, le chef du HCR Filippo Grandi a déclaré aujourd’hui que la communauté internationale abandonnait des millions de réfugiés et de personnes déplacées internes à leur sort. Par ailleurs, il a exhorté un « monde en mutation rapide » à adopter une nouvelle approche en matière de protection et de solutions durables.