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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).

21 Sep 2018 description

Más de 90 venezolanos regresan este viernes al país provenientes de Ecuador con el Plan Vuelta a la Patria, que impulsa el Ejecutivo Nacional a fin de repatriar a los venezolanos que emigraron y han sido víctimas de malos tratos en el exterior.

A través de la cuenta en twitter de la Embajada de Venezuela en Ecuador, se conoció que estos venezolanos ya se están reuniendo en la sede diplomática venezolana en dicho país.

19 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

US$ 534,947 cash-based transfers made

US$ 0.62 m six months (August 2018 - January 2019) net funding requirements

27,673 people assisted in August 2018

Operational Updates

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

18 Sep 2018 description

More than 2 million people have fled the once-prosperous Venezuela due to a political and economic crisis that has resulted in record inflation rates and severe food and medicine shortages.

Most have traveled to neighboring countries in Latin America. About 250,000 Venezuelans are staying in Ecuador, seeking the food and medical attention that they can no longer get in Venezuela.

Many Venezuelans who arrive in Ecuador come hungry and dehydrated, carrying only the clothes on their backs. Often, they have spent everything on transportation across Colombia.

15 Sep 2018 description

(excerpt)

Hervé Verhoosel, for the World Food Programme (WFP), read the following statement:

“Colombia is facing an unprecedented crisis as thousands of people from Venezuela continue to cross the border daily due to lack of food, medicine and other basic needs. Colombians and their Government are doing all they can to step up to this challenge. The country has made progress in its peace process and ending hunger; however, as the migration crisis grows in proportion, recent gains are being jeopardized.

14 Sep 2018 description
report UN News Service

El Programa Mundial de Alimentos alerta de que el creciente flujo de personas que huyen de Venezuela está desbordando a los Gobiernos y comunidades de acogida y pide a la comunidad internacional más ayuda para asistir a los migrantes y refugiados.

El 80% de los venezolanos en Colombia no tienen garantizada la alimentación, según el Programa Mundial de Alimentos.

13 Sep 2018 description

En los últimos 20 años, la gestión de riesgos ha sido objeto de grandes reformas en la región latinoamericana. En línea con trabajos académicos, como el de La Red, notorios esfuerzos institucionales han permitido pasar del tratamiento de la amenaza al tratamiento del riesgo, y luego hacer hincapié en la noción de vulnerabilidad afianzada con las problemáticas de desarrollo.

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.