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08 Nov 2018 description

La OIM, Organismo de las Naciones Unidas para la Migración y el ACNUR, la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados, anunciaron hoy que el número de refugiados y migrantes de Venezuela en todo el mundo ha alcanzado los tres millones.

Según los datos de las autoridades nacionales de migración y otras fuentes, los países de América Latina y el Caribe albergan a aproximadamente 2,4 millones de personas refugiadas y migrantes de Venezuela, mientras que otras regiones albergan a los restantes 600.000.

08 Nov 2018 description

Switzerland - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency announced today that the number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela worldwide has now reached three million.

According to data from national immigration authorities and other sources, countries in Latin America and the Caribbean host an estimated 2.4 million refugees and migrants from Venezuela, while other regions account for the rest.

07 Nov 2018 description

Mensajes principales

  • América Latina y el Caribe se aleja del cumplimiento del Objetivo de Desarrollo Sostenible 2: Hambre cero. Su número de personas subalimentadas aumentó por tercer año consecutivo: en 2017 alcanzó 39,3 millones, en gran medida debido a Sudamérica.

  • La malnutrición en la Región toma muchas formas: uno de cada diez niños y niñas menores de cinco años presenta retraso en el crecimiento; uno de cada cuatro adultos es obeso; una de cada cinco mujeres en edad fértil padece de anemia.

07 Nov 2018 description

Obesity grows by 3.6 million people every year in the region, while hunger has increased in three countries since 2014, according to a new report from FAO, PAHO, UNICEF and WFP.

SANTIAGO DE CHILE / PANAMA CITY - Hunger, malnutrition, lack of micronutrients, overweight and obesity have greater impact on people with lower income, women, indigenous people, Afro-descendants and rural families in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a new UN report.

07 Nov 2018 description

El análisis de los resultados es sobre un total de 7.691 personas de nacionalidad venezolana mayores de 18 años: en Brasil (3.711 entrevistados), Ecuador (2.344 entrevistados) y Perú (1.636 entrevistados). La edad media de los encuestados fue de 31 años y la mediana de 29. En general, se encuestaron a más hombres que mujeres (56% hombres y 44% mujeres). La franja etaria con mayor porcentaje fue la de 26 a 35 años siendo representando al 39% del total de personas encuestadas, dentro de la misma, el porcentaje de hombres es mayor que el de mujeres (22% y 17% respectivamente).

02 Nov 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

The Americas is a culturally diverse, geographically large and economically complex region, which accounts for around 26.3 per cent of the world’s migrants (68 million people). Poverty, family reunification, inequality and violence are common factors that motivate people to migrate in the Americas.

02 Nov 2018 description

This revised Regional Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 7.9 million Swiss francs (increased from CHF 7.48 million) to enable the IFRC to support National Societies on the scaling up of their response to the increasing population movement in the Americas, supporting initially Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago and Uruguay to deliver assistance to 282,905 people (including host communities) for 12 months, with a focus on the following areas: shelter, livelihoods and basic need, health, water and sanitation, protection, gender and inclusion (PGI) and …

01 Nov 2018 description

Migrantes en Roraima, en la Amazonía brasilera, entran en contacto con sus familiares

Después de una travesía que puede durar días, semanas o hasta meses, oír la voz de un familiar cercano y querido representa un aliento, aunque sea a cientos o miles de kilómetros de distancia.

El llanto, la alegría, la nostalgia, los sueños y las expectativas se combinan en conversaciones colmadas de emoción. Algunas llamadas también procuran resolver necesidades inmediatas, como la falta de documentos.

31 Oct 2018 description

Venezuela suffers from a profound and multifaceted crisis. Years of mismanagement have led to a crippling economic contraction and an inflation rate projected to reach 1,000,000 percent in 2018. Citizens are chronically short of food and medicine and face some of the world’s highest levels of violence. The governing regime has systematically dismantled democratic checks and balances, consolidating power through fraudulent elections, violent re­pression and the cynical use of scarcity as a tool of control.

25 Oct 2018 description

Situation Summary

In 2018, as of 23 October, a total of 8,091 confirmed measles cases, including 85 deaths, have been reported in 11 countries of the Region of the Americas: Antigua and Barbuda (1 case), Argentina (14 cases), Brazil (2,192 cases, including 12 deaths), Canada (25 cases), Colombia (129 cases), Ecuador (19 cases), Guatemala (1 case), Mexico (5 cases), Peru (38 cases), the United States of America (142 cases), and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (5,525 cases, including 73 deaths).

23 Oct 2018 description
report World Vision

Amanda Cupido

The massive exodus of citizens leaving Venezuela is currently considered one of the biggest humanitarian crises on the globe. It is estimated that more than 2 million Venezuelans have left their country in search of better living conditions and security.

23 Oct 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

As the economic, political and social crisis in Venezuela continues with little sustainable solutions in sight, thousands of Venezuelans have been displaced to neighbouring countries. According to most recent estimates, 2.6 million Venezuelans have sought stability, safety and better living standards abroad, and one of the countries seeing the impacts of the humanitarian crisis within its borders is Brazil.

22 Oct 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents 183 security incidents affecting aid delivery in 16 countries in the Americas between January 2017 and March 2018. 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).