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Most read reports
- Declaración Conjunta del ACNUR y de la OIM acerca del nombramiento del Sr. Eduardo Stein como Representante Especial Conjunto para los refugiados y migrantes venezolanos en la región
- Venezuela: formación en salud, derecho humanitario y preparación para emergencias - Boletín Mayo-Agosto 2018
- The Venezuelan Exodus: The Need for International Protection and the Region’s Response
- Salvation Army tackles risk of human trafficking as thousands flee Venezuela
- Joint statement by UNHCR and IOM on the appointment of Mr. Eduardo Stein, as a Joint Special Representative for Venezuelan refugees and migrants in the region
• The scale of needs resulting from the outflow of Venezuelans is rapidly surpassing the capacities of receiving and transit countries, further straining already vulnerable host communities. In many of the arriving areas there are pre-existing conditions of vulnerability and weak or lack of health, education and protection services.
Venezuela: Crisis de refugiados exige respuesta regional uniforme
Los gobiernos deberían colaborar para proteger los derechos de los venezolanos que huyen
Venezuela: Refugee Crisis Requires Concerted Regional Response
Governments Should Collaborate to Protect Rights of Fleeing Venezuelans
Panama/Geneva, 31 August 2018 – Help, respect and compassion are needed in response to the massive and continuous movement of people across Venezuela and several other countries in the Americas, the President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said today.
It is estimated that between 1.6 million and 4 million people are currently on the move in search of relief from instability or insecurity in their home countries.
According to the University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Centre (SRC) the 6.8 magnitude earthquake occurred at 5:31PM (Local Time) at a depth of 88km. The earthquake was located Latitude 10.47N and Longitude 62.75W at 57km SE of Carupano, Venezuela. The Earthquake was felt strongly in Trinidad and Tobago in the cities of Port of Spain and San Fernando. The following CDEMA Participating States also reported tremors around the same time: Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Suriname.
A. SITUATION ANALYSIS
Description of the disaster
Tradicionalmente, la dinámica migratoria en las Américas se encuentra marcada por patrones intra y extra-regionales.
En años recientes, en la República Bolivariana de Venezuela se evidencian cambios en sus procesos migratorios. Así, en el último tiempo, se intensifican los flujos hacia los tradicionales destinos así como también nuevos destinos en la región y el mundo.
Traditionally, migration dynamics in the Americas have been marked by intra- and extra-regional patterns. In recent years, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has seen changes in its migratory processes. Thus, both flows towards traditional destinations as well as flows towards new destinations in the region and the world have intensified. This report includes information on migratory trends in the region and in different countries, among others in Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Guyana, Ecuador, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States of America.
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.
This overview document presents incidents affecting aid delivery in 16 countries in the Americas in 2017. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). In 2017, 156 security incidents affecting NGO staff members, programmes and assets were reported. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is neither a complete count nor representative.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
The number of Venezuelans seeking asylum has risen yearly since 2014. Between 2014 and 2018, some 170,169 asylum claims have been lodged, over 94,000 in 2017 alone and 4,225 recognized as refugees
The majority of Venezuelans who have left their country have no regular status, and are therefore more vulnerable to any form of exploitation, abuse, violence, trafficking and discrimination.
Thousands continue to legally enter daily in neighbouring countries. It is expected that people will continue to leave in 2018. UNHCR is stepping up its response accordingly.
Venezuela's National Electoral Council announced on Sunday 20 May the reelection of President Nicolas Maduro for a new six-year term.
The Lima Group of Latin American countries plus Canada convened a highlevel meeting to define guidelines for a comprehensive response to the regional mixed flow of Venezuelan nationals.
This Annual Report highlights the impact of the Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention. In 2017, the Joint Programme provided support to more than 60 countries, including through the deployment of Peace and Development Advisors. Peace and Development Advisors are at the forefront of the Programme’s efforts, they support the UN system to effectively adapt and respond to complex political situations and identify areas for preventive action.
The economic crisis in Venezuela has led to a deterioration of the humanitarian conditions and increased humanitarian needs. Import restrictions and hyperinflation reduce availability and access to basic goods and services. The economic crisis is exacerbated by a political crisis revolving around the erosion of democratic institutions. While the number of people in need in Venezuela and the severity of need is unclear due to lack of data, surveys conducted by local organisations point to an increasingly dire situation.
Buenos Aires – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, today (10/04) launches a Regional Action Plan, detailing its support to Governments hosting Venezuelan nationals in the Americas and the Caribbean. The Action Plan aims at strengthening the regional response to large-scale flows of Venezuelans, supporting the efforts that governments have initiated across the region.
by Anastasia Moloney | @anastasiabogota | Thomson Reuters Foundation
In Guyana, young women were found selling sex next to remote gold mines from which they could not escape
By Anastasia Moloney
BOGOTA, April 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of suspected victims of modern slavery were rescued in a major crackdown on human traffickers in 13 countries in the Caribbean, Central and South America, Interpol said on Monday.
Many Latin American countries, states and cities are facing a chronic public security crisis. In spite of more than a decade of modest economic growth, crime and victimization rates are rising, not dropping. Nevertheless, recent information of 2017 show some signs of improvement. Criminal violence is routinely singled out as one of the top concerns of citizens from across Mexico, Central America and South America. And there are warning signs that the region ́s high rates of criminal violence and victimization will continue rising if nothing is done.
The Special Commission for Refugees (CEPR) reported that approx. 700 applications are received on a daily basis in Peru. 180,000 Venezuelans have crossed into Ecuador in the first three months of 2018, compared to 230,000 in all of 2017.
UNHCR, the Brazilian Government opened a new shelter in Boa Vista. 594 people who were living on the streets were relocated.
The number of Venezuelans seeking asylum has risen yearly since 2014. Between 2014 and 2018, some 146,000 asylum claims have been lodged.
Venezuelans arriving recently have stronger humanitarian needs and less financial resources to cover them, and are therefore more vulnerable and in need of assistance.
Colombia, Brazil and Guyana announced new measures to address the arrivals of Venezuelans, as border areas are increasingly overstretched.