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22 Sep 2018 description

Situation Summary

In 2018, as of 21 September, a total of 6,629 confirmed cases of measles, including 72 deaths, have been reported in 11 countries of the Region of the Americas: Antigua and Barbuda (1 case), Argentina (11 cases), Brazil (1,735 cases, including 10 deaths), Canada (22 cases), Colombia (85 cases), Ecuador (19 cases), Guatemala (1 case), Mexico (5 cases), Peru (21 cases), the United States of America (124 cases), and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (4,605 cases, including 62 deaths).

19 Sep 2018 description

Un total de 3.039 venezolanos han sido repatriados con el Plan Vuelta a la Patria, impulsado por el presidente de la República, Nicolás Maduro.

De ese total, 2.365 regresaron desde Brasil, 280 de Perú; mientras que desde Ecuador han vuelto 185, de Colombia han sido 115, de los cuales 52 son de la comunidad indígena Yukpa.

Un total de 86 connacionales han retornado desde Argentina, de República Dominicana han llegado cinco, desde Chile dos y uno de Panamá.

19 Sep 2018 description

El presente informe del CNMH (Centro Nacional de Memoria Histórica) hace parte del proyecto de investigación Memorias del exilio colombiano: huellas del conflicto armado más allá de las fronteras. Su propósito es contribuir, desde una perspectiva histórica, al esclarecimiento de las situaciones y experiencias que han afrontado cientos de miles de personas forzadas a salir de Colombia como consecuencia de más de medio siglo de conflicto armado.

19 Sep 2018 description

PUNTOS DESTACADOS

 El embajador de Estados Unidos en el Perú, Krishna R. Urs, anuncia el aporte de $500 000 en fondos de USAID para respaldar las actividades sanitarias en el Perú en respuesta a la crisis regional por la situación de Venezuela

 Las organizaciones de salud registran más casos confirmados de sarampión y difteria en Venezuela, además de la propagación constante del sarampión a nivel regional

 Los gobiernos de acogida siguen revisando sus políticas de inmigración ante los movimientos poblacionales que se están produciendo

14 Sep 2018 description

La OIM, como Organismo de las Naciones Unidas para la Migración y el ACNUR en su calidad de Agencia de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados, con el apoyo de otras Agencias del Sistema de la ONU, siguen trabajando junto al Gobierno de Brasil para promover la reubicación de venezolanos desde el norte hacia otras ciudades del país.

13 Sep 2018 description
report CARE

QUITO (September 13, 2018) - The international community urgently needs to step up funding and better coordinate their efforts to support hundreds of thousands of refugees from Venezuela, warns aid organization CARE.

11 Sep 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • U.S. Ambassador to Peru Krishna R.
    Urs announces $500,000 in USAID funding to support Venezuela regional crisis response health activities in Peru

  • Health actors record additional confirmed measles and diphtheria cases in Venezuela, as well as the continued regional spread of measles

  • Host governments continue to reevaluate immigration policies in light of ongoing population movements

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

10 Sep 2018 description

Panama/Geneva, 10 September 2018 – The largest movement of people across the Americas in recent years is causing growing humanitarian needs across the region, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said today.

According to the United Nations, around 2.3 million people are believed to be on the move. The situation is especially increasing in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Uruguay, Peru, Argentina, Chile, and several countries in the Caribbean.

07 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• 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.

06 Sep 2018 description

This Regional Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 7.4 million Swiss francs 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 200,000 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 migration.

05 Sep 2018 description

GENEVA (5 September, 2018) — States of transit and destination have an obligation to protect the human rights of Venezuelan migrants regardless of their migration status, two UN expert committees on human rights said, adding their voices to a joint statement issued today.

The joint statement is available to read here.

05 Sep 2018 description
report El País

Los países reiteraron su preocupación por el grave deterioro de la situación interna que provoca la migración masiva de venezolanos

SARA ESPAÑA

Guayaquil 5 SEP 2018 - 05:15 CEST

05 Sep 2018 description

Washington, D.C. / Ginebra – En ocasión de las reuniones y medidas que vienen promoviendo Estados del continente americano para responder a la llegada masiva de personas migrantes y refugiadas venezolanas, la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH); el Comité de Protección de los Derechos de los Trabajadores Migratorios y de sus Familiares (CMW) de la ONU; Comité sobre los Derechos del Niño (CRC) de la ONU; la Oficina Regional para América del Sur del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos (ACNUDH); el Dr.

05 Sep 2018 description

The deepening political and socio-economic crisis in Venezuela has led to one of the biggest mass displacements in the history of South America. Although no consolidated figure for the region is available, all sources indicate that migration from Venezuela to neighbouring countries is drastically increasing. 117,300 Venezuelans filed asylum claims in the first half of 2018 alone, already more than the number of asylum claims reported at the end of 2017 (113,438).

05 Sep 2018 description
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Portuguese (pages 7-9)

Geneva / Washington, D.C. - In light of the meetings and measures adopted by several States in the region to address the massive arrival of Venezuelan migrants and refugees, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR); the United Nations Committee on Migrant Workers; the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child; the Regional Office for South America of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR); and, Mr. Felipe González, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, adopt the following joint statement.

05 Sep 2018 description

Background

Since early 2015, Venezuelans have been leaving their country of origin due to social, economic and political turmoil. As of July 2018 it was estimated that over 54,000 Venezuelans are in Brazil, with the large majority entering the country through Pacaraima. Pacaraima is a small border town with an estimated population of 15,000 people, located in the north of Roraima state, 215 km from the state capital Boa Vista. Between June and August 2018, 7,989 people were recorded to have crossed the border from Venezuela through Pacaraima.

04 Sep 2018 description

Los representantes de los Gobiernos de la República Argentina, República Federativa del Brasil, República de Chile, República de Colombia, República de Costa Rica, República del Ecuador, Estados Unidos Mexicanos, República de Panamá, República del Paraguay, República del Perú y República Oriental del Uruguay, reunidos en la ciudad de Quito, los días 3 y 4 de septiembre de 2018, con el objeto de intercambiar información y buenas prácticas con miras a articular una coordinación regional con respecto a la crisis migratoria de ciudadanos venezolanos en la región, acuerdan: