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10 Jan 2019 description

We aim to increase resilience of protected areas in the Amazon biome, to create livelihoods for communities in the midst of a changing climate scenario.

31 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

  • 3 million No. of Venezuelans living abroad, including:

  • 2.4 million No. of Venezuelans in countries within Latin America and the Caribbean (Source: IOM/UNHCR, Nov 2018) 470,000 Approx. No. of children in need of assistance as a consequence of the crisis in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Panama. (Preliminary estimations at transit/receiving country level.)

30 Dec 2018 description

Some 3.3 million people have fled Venezuela since 2015 and the United Nations estimates another 2 million could follow in 2019

  • Tensions building as more Latin Americans flee homelands

  • UN predicts 2 million more Venezuelans to migrate in 2019

  • Appeal for global help as more countries impacted

By Anastasia Moloney

24 Dec 2018 description
report The Guardian

As Brazil threatens to quit the new UN migration pact, its border-town shelters are bursting at the seams, with hundreds more arriving each day

A short distance from the Venezuelan border, Venessa Márquez and Jesús Andrade sit in the fading light, surrounded by their possessions and waiting to hear if they’ll be given a bed at the nearby shelter – or spend their first night in Brazil sleeping on the street.

Read more on The Guardian.

21 Dec 2018 description
report Igarapé Institute

Long an advocate for refugee rights, Brazil’s response to the Venezuelan crisis has fallen short. Here’s how it could be improved.

By Maiara Folly and Robert Muggah

Published in Americas Quarterly

21 Dec 2018 description

The immigrants will be assisted by organization Caritas

Veronica Gabriel Castañeda, 19, set off from Venezuela five months pregnant after deciding the rights violations and the economic collapse she was witnessing in her own country would not be tackled any time soon. In addition to interrupting her Biology studies at the university, the young woman parted from her mother in August 2017 to migrate to Brazil, accompanied by her husband, administrator Robert Antonio Rodrigues, 28, four days after her wedding.

21 Dec 2018 description

Los inmigrantes contarán con la ayuda de la organización Caritas

Veronica Gabriel Castañeda, de 19 años, partió de Venezuela embarazada de cinco meses después de concluir que las violaciones de derechos y el colapso económico que experimentaba en su propio país no tendrían fin en un futuro cercano. En agosto de 2017, además de interrumpir sus estudios universitarios de Biología, la joven se separó de su madre y de una hermana para emigrar hacia Brasil acompañada de su esposo, el administrador Robert Antonio Rodrigues, de 28 años.

19 Dec 2018 description

An estimated 2,3 million people have left Venezuela since 2015 due to the difficult social, economic and political situation in their country. Brazil has been particularly affected by this migration crisis with 500 people currently entering the country each day.

18 Dec 2018 description

Geneva – In line with the global theme for International Migrants Day 2018, Migration with Dignity, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) calls on the public to take action and help support vulnerable migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean.

17 Dec 2018 description

The largest city in the Americas not only welcomes refugees and migrants, but also helps them find work and regain their autonomy.

By Jill Langlois in São Paulo, Brazil | 17 December 2018

14 Dec 2018 description
report R4V

Emergency plan for refugees and migrants from Venezuela launched

Joint UNHCR/IOM Press Release

Faced with the largest population outflow in Latin America of recent years, 95 organizations covering 16 countries have been working together to establish a comprehensive response to the urgent needs of millions of refugees and migrants from Venezuela, and host communities. This effort is coordinated by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the International Organization for Migration.

11 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• In October 2018, the number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela worldwide reached three million, at least 2.4 million of them are hosted by countries in Latin America and the Caribbean region.

• UNICEF estimates that the number of children in need has surpassed 460,000, taking into consideration the needs of migrant children, non-Venezuelan returnees and those living in host communities where services are struggling to fulfil the increasing demands.

11 Dec 2018 description
report R4V

Respuesta regional: reporte situacional No. 2

En Perú, el aumento de entradas diarias a 4.000, antes de la fecha límite para acceder al Permiso Temporal de Permanencia, llevó a las autoridades peruanas y sus aliados a escalar la respuesta.

Discusiones intergubernamentales continúan teniendo lugar para reforzar la coordinación regional, antes de la reunión de Quito II que se realizará el 22 y 23 de noviembre.