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19 Jan 2019 description

Situation Summary

In 2018 there were 12 countries in the Americas that reported confirmed measles cases, of which two reported deaths (Brazil and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela).

As of epidemiological week (EW) 2 of 2019, 6 countries reported having confirmed cases between December 2018 and January 2019: Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, the United States of America, and Venezuela.

The following is an update of the epidemiological situation in five of the countries in the Region.

19 Jan 2019 description

Somos Panas Colombia se lanzó el 20 de diciembre de 2017 y tiene como eje de acción una estrategia de contenidos para reducir las manifestaciones de xenofobia y promover la solidaridad de los colombianos hacía los venezolanos en Colombia. El planteamiento estratégico de la campaña es evidenciar que los venezolanos son PERSONAS que TUVIERON que salir de su país y AGRADECEN la acogida en Colombia.

18 Jan 2019 description

The campaign's strategic approach is to show that Venezuelans are PEOPLE who HAD to leave their country and, who are THANKFUL for being accepted in Colombia.

18 Jan 2019 description

An art project helps female asylum seekers from El Salvador and Honduras become more aware of their rights and discover a new family in Mexico.

By Marta Martinez in Tapachula, Mexico

A new mural decorates the streets of Tapachula, the busiest town on the Mexican side of the border with Guatemala. In vivid earthy tones, it depicts a woman holding a baby in her arms, sprinkled with the names of the two dozen women from north Central America who painted it and profound words capturing their aspirations: love, trust, freedom, safety.

18 Jan 2019 description

By Fabio Teixeira

Lack of documentation leads to poor access to healthcare and other services in Brazil, while children traveling without parents are at a greater risk of human trafficking

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fleeing poverty and hunger, at least 1,000 Venezuelan children arrived at Brazil's main entry point unaccompanied by parents or without proper documents in the last five months, according to a report obtained by Thomson Reuters Foundation on Tuesday.

18 Jan 2019 description

À la fin du mois de décembre 2018, 21 Plans de réponse humanitaire (HRP) et le Plan régional de réponse pour la Syrie (3RP) nécessitaient 24,93 milliards de dollars pour assister 97,9 millions de personnes ayant un besoin urgent d’assistance humanitaire. Les financements requis restaient identiques à ceux enregistrés à fin du mois de novembre 2018. Les plans sont financés à hauteur de 14,58 milliards de dollars, comblant 58,5% des besoins financiers pour 2018.

18 Jan 2019 description
report IRIN

More than three million Venezuelans have left the country – the majority since 2015, according to the UN. They are fleeing an economic collapse that has triggered severe food and medicine shortages. Patiño’s organisation, Mi Convive, is among a handful of local NGOs in Venezuela that have stepped into the breach.

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17 Jan 2019 description

Bruxelles, le 16 janvier 2019

Alors que le nombre de personnes frappées par des crises humanitaires dans le monde ne cesse de grossir, l'UE a adopté pour 2019 un budget initial annuel pour l'aide humanitaire sans précédent, d'un montant de 1,6 milliard d'euros.

Entre conflits régionaux de longue durée au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique et incidence grandissante du changement climatique sur la planète, les crises humanitaires s'aggravent, tandis que les combats compromettent le bon acheminement de l'aide aux plus nécessiteux.

16 Jan 2019 description

The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides a quarterly forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture, specifically highlighting:

16 Jan 2019 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 16 January 2019

As more and more people face humanitarian crises worldwide, the EU has adopted its highest ever initial annual humanitarian budget of €1.6 billion for 2019.

From long-lasting conflicts in the Middle East and Africa, to the growing impact of climate change worldwide, humanitarian crises are worsening and conflict threatens aid delivery to those most in need.

15 Jan 2019 description

Desde la Sede de la Cancillería de la República, en Casa Amarilla, ubicado en el casco histórico de Caracas, el Gobierno Bolivariano, junto al Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (Unicef) y la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO), suscribieron un acuerdo de cooperación, con el objetivo de reforzar la seguridad alimentaria y la educación en Venezuela.

14 Jan 2019 description
report UN News Service

El portavoz de la Organización reitera que la recuperación del país depende de los propios venezolanos y sus instituciones y en la búsqueda de una solución pacífica negociada que refuerce la gobernanza democrática.

La reacción del portavoz del Secretario General se produjo tras preguntas de los periodistas en la sede de la ONU en Nueva York acerca de la detención durante horas este fin de semana del presidente de la Asamblea Nacional, Juan Guaidó.

14 Jan 2019 description

Melanie Teff and Daphne Panayotatos

Living under the government of President Nicolás Maduro, Venezuelans face political repression, extreme shortages of food and medicine, lack of social services, and economic collapse. Three million of them – or about 10 percent of the population – have fled the country. The vast majority have sought refuge in the Americas, where host states are struggling with the unprecedented influx.

13 Jan 2019 description

Cúcuta (ene. 12/19). El Director para el Desarrollo y la Integración Fronteriza, Víctor Bautista, participó en la actividad de despedida de las 352 personas que viajarán a la capital del país, luego de verse inmersos en la crisis migratoria de venezolanos y encontrarse en busca de una opción laboral.