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18 Jun 2018 description

by Anastasia Moloney | @anastasiabogota | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Monday, 18 June 2018 16:40 GMT

By Anastasia Moloney

CUCUTA, Colombia June 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Exhausted but relieved, Yariani Flores lay next to her healthy newborn son, along with four other Venezuelan women who just gave birth in a hospital in Colombia's border city of Cucuta.

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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15 Jun 2018 description
report Save the Children

Viernes 15 Junio 2018 Mariela* lleva solo un mes viviendo en Saravena (Arauca. Tiene dos hijos, Mario de 3 años y Juliana de 10 años. “Lo que está pasando el país política y económicamente, nos obligó a emigrar, a salir y a buscar un futuro para los muchachos”, comenta.

Cuenta que tuvo la suerte de tener un sitio donde llegar y que la documentación no fue un problema: “Tenemos familia acá. Estamos empezando. Yo soy venezolana, nacionalizada colombiana. Y mis hijos también tienen papeles colombianos porque somos hijos de padres colombianos.

15 Jun 2018 description

Following unconfirmed reports on 8 June of suspected polio re-emergence in Venezuela, final laboratory testing has confirmed the cause of the paralysis is not wild poliovirus or vaccine-derived poliovirus.

A 34-month old child had presented with symptoms of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) on 29 April, from a community with low vaccination coverage in Orinoco delta, Delta Amacuro state.

15 Jun 2018 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 10-16 June 2018 and includes updates on dengue, Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea, mass gathering monitoring, Ebola virus disease, West Nile virus, polio and Rift Valley fever.

14 Jun 2018 description

Caracas, 14 June 2018 (PAHO/WHO) – Halting the transmission of measles and diphtheria, reducing the incidence of malaria, and ensuring access to priority medicines were just some of the issues highlighted by the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa Etienne, during her meeting with the Venezuelan Ministry of Health, Luis Lopez, yesterday.

“Primary health care should be implemented in such a way that it is able to resolve the vast majority of health care needs”

14 Jun 2018 description

by Reuters Wednesday, 13 June 2018 17:58 GMT

"Clearly while Venezuela's problems in terms of food and health continue, these figures are going to keep growing. We can't think it will end"

BOGOTA, June 13 (Reuters) - More than a million people have left Venezuela to live in Colombia during the last 15 months, with arrivals expected to continue, the Colombian government said on Wednesday, as its socialist neighbor suffers a deep economic crisis.

14 Jun 2018 description

San José - El pasado 7 de junio la OIM, el Organismo de las Naciones Unidas para la Migración, en Costa Rica presentó su plan para el fortalecimiento de la respuesta nacional a los flujos migratorios venezolanos, con el fin de crear alianzas con el sector privado, organizaciones de la sociedad civil e instituciones gubernamentales, y así enriquecer las capacidades del país para responder de manera integral a los retos que este flujo presenta.

14 Jun 2018 description

Finalizado el proceso de Registro Administrativo de Migrantes Venezolanos en Colombia - RAMV, que estuvo durante dos meses disponible y que permitió realizar una caracterización sociodemográfica de la población venezolana que se encuentra en Colombia, se determinó que en todo el país se encuentran 442.462 venezolanos de manera irregular en los últimos 16 meses.

13 Jun 2018 description

Caracas, 13 June 2018 (PAHO/WHO) – The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne, has arrived in Venezuela to meet with health authorities to discuss the country’s plans to respond to the recent outbreaks of measles, diphtheria and malaria, as well as to evaluate the current state of the country’s health system and access to medicines.

13 Jun 2018 description

by Anastasia Moloney | @anastasiabogota | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 00:08 GMT

By Anastasia Moloney

BOGOTA, June 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A campaign by Colombia to eradicate child labour discovered nearly 5,000 children working in the past three months, including hundreds from economically stricken Venezuela, the government said on Tuesday.

13 Jun 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17.

SANTIAGO, Jun 13 2018 (IPS) - Consumers can be allies in curbing desertification in Latin America, where different initiatives are being promoted to curtail it, such as sustainable land management, progress towards neutrality in land degradation or the incorporation of the bioeconomy.

13 Jun 2018 description
interactive Minority Rights Group
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Peoples under Threat 2018: Government crackdowns on freedom of speech and political opposition now key factors in threat of mass killing and other violence

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The Peoples under Threat ranking highlights countries most at risk of genocide and mass killing. The ranking is created by compiling data on the known antecedents to genocide or mass political killing.

13 Jun 2018 description

The threat of mass killing, genocide and other violence is rising in countries where governments are resorting to repressive measures to suffocate dissent, according to new data analysis by Minority Rights Group International (MRG) and the Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights.

12 Jun 2018 description

Brasilia - ¿Cómo interactúan el derecho migratorio y los derechos de los indígenas? ¿Qué derechos tienen los migrantes indígenas cuando llegan a tierras extranjeras? Estos son algunos de los interrogantes de los cuales se ha ocupado el informe Aspectos Legales de la Asistencia a los Migrantes Indígenas de Venezuela a Brasil, lanzado por la OIM, el Organismo de Naciones Unidas para la Migración, la semana pasada (08/06).

12 Jun 2018 description

Brasilia - How do migration law and indigenous rights interplay? What rights do indigenous migrants have when reaching a foreign land? These are some of the questions addressed in the report Legal Aspects of the Assistance to Indigenous Migrants from Venezuela to Brazil, launched by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, last week (08/06).

The study focused on indigenous Venezuelans migrating to Brazil; a team of researchers from IOM Brazil worked in coordination with indigenous leaders and public authorities over six months.

10 Jun 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

As of 25 May 2018, Sub tropical storm Alberto, with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/hour, has passed over Cuba and brought torrential rainfalls (4 inches of water in 24 hours) causing overflowing of rivers and streams. According to Ministry of Interior, Flood waters swept away a bridge and damaged roads and other infrastructure, leaving many communities cut off and nearly 60,000 people without electricity. More than 51,000 Cubans have been evacuated in the affected area. 11 people reported dead, historical figure in Cuba, and 2 disappeared respectively across the affected territories.

08 Jun 2018 description

Sector(s): Economic recovery, health, women and children’s protection
Contact(s): Bobi Morris bobi.morris@rescue.org
Data Collection: April 5-9, 2018

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