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30 Aug 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• The Quito Process IV International Technical Meeting was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 4-5 July and a roadmap of specific actions on various issues, including human trafficking, the provision of health care, and recognition of academic qualifications was adopted.

• On 26 July, the Government of Ecuador signed a Presidential Decree enabling all Venezuelans nationals, who entered through regular migration points, to obtain an Exceptional Temporary Residence as a migration amnesty measure.

30 Aug 2019 description

The IRC’s David Miliband in Colombia: Welcome is extraordinary but Venezuelan humanitarian needs remain acute, under-funded, pose regional challenge

Colombia has extended extraordinary welcome but services remain overstretched. More funding and long-term support are required to meet the growing needs in the country and region.

30 Aug 2019 description

Refugee education in crisis: More than half of the world’s school-age refugee children do not get an education

Of the 7.1 million refugee children of school age, 3.7 million - more than half - do not go to school, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says in a report released today.

29 Aug 2019 description

Declaración de Eduardo Stein, Representante Especial Conjunto para los refugiados y migrantes venezolanos en la región

Ginebra - El número de personas refugiadas y migrantes de Venezuela ahora ha alcanzado los 4,3 millones y crece a diario. Al día de hoy, no se ve un final para este movimiento masivo de población, que incluye un número creciente de personas con vulnerabilidades, muchas de ellas en necesidad de protección internacional, así como un gran grupo que busca acceso a servicios básicos y oportunidades de empleo.

29 Aug 2019 description

The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) today approved the Resolution on the Human Rights Situation in Venezuela, which strongly condemns “the grave and systematic violations of human rights in Venezuela, including the use of torture, illegal and arbitrary detentions, extrajudicial executions, forced disappearances and the denial of the most basic rights and necessities, especially those related to health, food and education.”

29 Aug 2019 description

Statement by Eduardo Stein, Joint UNHCR-IOM Special Representative for Venezuelan refugees and migrants

Geneva - The number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela has now reached 4.3 million and is growing by the day. As of today, there is no end in sight to this massive population movement, which includes an increasing number of people with vulnerabilities, many of them in need of international protection, as well as a large group seeking access to basic services and employment opportunities.

29 Aug 2019 description

Ecuador

On Monday 26 August, new visa requirements for Venezuelans crossing the border into Ecuador came into effect. This follows similar restrictions implemented by Chile and Peru earlier this year.

The number of Venezuelans crossing into Ecuador from Colombia has been increasing since 25 July, with an average of 1,800 people crossing per day before 2 August. In the run up to the new visa requirements, this number was higher, with approximately 3,700 Venezuelans entering Ecuador per day between 3-25 August.

29 Aug 2019 description
report Oxfam

Corrie Sissons and Jenny Patricia Gallego Munoz

An unfolding crisis in Colombia

28 Aug 2019 description

Highlights

• In 2019, WFP scaled up its emergency response to the migration crisis reaching an average of 220,000 people per month through hot meals in community kitchens, unconditional vouchers, food kits for migrants in transit and emergency school meals.

• WFP is currently finalizing an Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA) and a market assessment to evaluate needs in urban and peri-urban areas of border departments and better tailor the emergency response.

Situation Update

28 Aug 2019 description

The Chamber of Deputies approved the conversion into law of the decree on security passed by the Government of Italy, tightening measures against vessels conducting rescue at sea.

In July, stand-offs continued to occur over the disembarkation of individuals rescued at sea in the Central Mediterranean. During the month, 1,088 refugees and migrants reached Italian shores.

On 25 July, 150 refugees and migrants were reported dead and missing in the most serious incident at sea since May 2017.

Operational Context

28 Aug 2019 description

This bulletin is being issued for information and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Red Cross Societies of Colombia and Ecuador, with the support of the Emergency Appeals launched by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), are seeking funding and other assistance from donors.

The situation

27 Aug 2019 description

CARACAS, Venezuela. A la par que la crisis económica de Venezuela ha llevado a la salida del país de 4.2 millones de personas en los últimos tres años —según informa la Plataforma Regional de Coordinación para refugiados y migrantes de Venezuela— en el interior del país las comunidades han sido afectadas por la falta de prestación de servicios básicos, acceso a la educación y a servicios de salud.

En ese contexto de fuertes retos económicos, sociales y políticos, entre 2015 y 2016 el número de muertes maternas aumentó un 65,8% en Venezuela.

27 Aug 2019 description

Executive Summary

Rationale

The objective of this document is to provide learning and recommendations when using cash assistance to address sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). It captures research conducted in Lebanon, Ecuador and Morocco between 2017 and 2018.

27 Aug 2019 description

The accelerated process of urbanization at a global and regional scale, combined with the effects of climate change, generate complex challenges and important opportunities for cities. This is especially so for small and medium-sized cities, which show high vulnerability to climate change but which also yield great opportunities to achieve climate-resilient sustainable development. Latin America, as the most urbanized region in the world, must avail itself of concrete alternatives and develop its response capacity to these challenges.

27 Aug 2019 description

Profesionales de la salud venezolanos fortalecen el sistema de salud pública en Argentina: Estudio OIM

Buenos Aires – Un nuevo estudio de la Organización Internacional para las Migraciones (OIM) demuestra que la migracion venezolana está ayudando a aliviar la escasez de profesionales de la salud que está enfrentando Argentina.

27 Aug 2019 description

Buenos Aires – A new report by International Organization for Migration demonstrates that Venezuelan migration is helping relieve the health professional shortages Argentina is facing. Many of the 145,000 Venezuelans currently living in Argentina are trained as nurses and doctors. In fact, there are 16 Argentine provinces where Venezuelan physicians already are certified to work, with more than 200 medical professionals, just in the province of Buenos Aires alone, and smaller numbers in Jujuy, Chubut, and Córdoba.

27 Aug 2019 description

In Numbers

3,257,892 USD in cash transfers distributed

332,506 people assisted in July

Operational Updates

• Despite progress in establishing peace and making reparations to the victims, the internal conflict and its effects persist. In response to local authorities and the Unit for Victims Assistance (UARIV), WFP provides assistance. In July more than 6,000 people in Chocó department affected by forced displacement and confinement, and 4,500 victims in Cordoba and Antioquia departments, received assistance.

27 Aug 2019 description

In Numbers

US$ 1,515,634 cash-based transfers made

USD 7.3 m six months net funding requirements

87,080 people assisted in July 2019

Operational Updates

• The state of emergency for human mobility has been extended until August 2019.

• 58,629 people benefited from WFP’s food vouchers. The majority were Venezuelans (88.89 percent), followed by Colombians (10.73 percent) and a few beneficiaries of other nationalities.

26 Aug 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • An agreement to benefit 2.8 M including children and adolescent was signed between UNICEF and the Venezuelan Ministry of Water to provide technical assistance and cooperation on different water, hygiene and sanitation-related issues. Implementation of the agreement has already started.

  • With UNICEF’s support, 1,909,937 doses of polio vaccine were administered during the first three weeks of the campaign allowing for a national coverage of 60 per cent.