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19 Aug 2019 description

BRASILIA, Brasil - El Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados, Filippo Grandi, concluyó su visita de cuatro días en Brasil con un urgente llamado por un mayor compromiso internacional que incluye a las instituciones financieras y a los actores de desarrollo, para apoyar a las comunidades que acogen a personas refugiadas y migrantes venezolanas.

19 Aug 2019 description

(Caracas, 19 de agosto de 2019): El Día Mundial de la Asistencia Humanitaria rinde homenaje a los trabajadores humanitarios de todo el mundo quienes arriesgan su vida para ayudar a salvar y mejorar la vida de otros. El día 19 de agosto fue designado por la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas por coincidir con el ataque a la oficina general de la ONU en Irak en 2003, en el cual perdieron la vida 22 personas.

19 Aug 2019 description

Mi visita a Chile, la primera de un Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados, tiene como trasfondo el movimiento de población más grande en la historia reciente de América Latina. Después de Colombia y Perú, Chile ha sido el país más afectado por el éxodo masivo de personas refugiadas y migrantes de Venezuela. De los más de 4 millones de venezolanos que han salido de su país hasta la fecha, Chile ha acogido a más de 400.000 de ellos, o sea el 10%.

19 Aug 2019 description
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19 Aug 2019 description

BRASILIA, Brazil - UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi concluded a four-day visit to Brazil with an urgent appeal for increased international engagement, including by financial institutions and development actors, in the communities hosting Venezuelan refugees and migrants.

“The solidarity of the people of Brazil with the Venezuelan refugees and migrants has been exemplary. But the impact on the host communities in states such as Roraima and Amazonas, has been overwhelming,” said Grandi, speaking from the Brazilian capital on Sunday.

19 Aug 2019 description

CENTROAMÉRICA: DENGUE

CIFRAS CLAVE

7% REDUCCIÓN DE CASOS DE DENGUE EN HONDURAS ENTRE LAS SEMANAS EPIDEMIOLÓGICAS 31-67K TOTAL DE CASOS DE DENGUE EN NICARAGUA EN LO QUE VA DEL AÑO 2019

41.7K PERSONAS EN NICARAGUA A LAS QUE LA FICR BUSCA ASISTIR

HONDURAS

19 Aug 2019 description

CENTRAL AMERICA: DENGUE

KEY FIGURES

7% REDUCTION IN DENGUE CASES IN HONDURAS BETWEEN EPIDEMIOLOGICAL WEEKS 31-32

67K TOTAL DENGUE CASES IN NICARAGUA SO FAR IN 2019

41.7K PEOPLE IN NICARAGUA TARGETED FOR ASSISTANCE BY IFRC

HONDURAS

18 Aug 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

MujeresHumanitarias

Cúcuta, Colombia - Cuando era pequeña una profesora le dijo una vez que algún día sería una gran líder. Nunca quiso hacer caso a este comentario, pero Omaira Bastos se ha convertido en una referencia para la integración de niños y niñas venezolanas migrantes y asentados en Cúcuta, ciudad colombiana fronteriza con Venezuela.

18 Aug 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Niños y niñas migrantes, incluidos adolescentes, acceden a actividades de educación no formal en países vecinos a Venezuela, que los reconectan con los procesos educativos.

Ronneilys Corredor es una niña de 15 años que nació en el norte de Venezuela, cruzó la frontera brasileña y llegó finalmente a Boa Vista, Roraima (Brasil). La bienvenida fue compleja: tuvo que vivir con su familia en un refugio durante dos meses.

16 Aug 2019 description
report UN News Service

Hasta el 15 de agosto, al menos 514 migrantes habían perecido en su intento por llegar a un destino mejor que el que dejaban en sus países de origen. Casi la mitad de las fatalidades ocurrió en la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México, según datos de la OIM.

16 Aug 2019 description

En los últimos años, Venezuela ha sufrido un incremento en el número de personas con diagnóstico de malaria, o paludismo, un problema que afecta a todos por igual. En zonas de alta transmisión de la enfermedad, como el estado Bolívar, en el sur del país, el Movimiento Internacional de la Cruz Roja está presente para dar respuesta a la problemática junto a las autoridades de salud del estado.

16 Aug 2019 description

Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reports that 43,584 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through 13 August, roughly a 31 per cent decrease from the 63,142 that arrived during the same period last year.

16 Aug 2019 description

My visit to Chile – the first by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – comes amidst the largest population movements in Latin America’s recent history. Chile is among the nations most affected by the mass exodus of refugees and migrants from Venezuela, having received around 10 per cent, or more than 400,000 of the 4 million Venezuelans who have left their country to date. That makes Chile the number three recipient country, after Colombia and Peru.

16 Aug 2019 description

The Region is experiencing a new epidemic cycle that mostly affects children under the age of 15. PAHO urges communities to eliminate Aedes mosquito breeding grounds, which is the most effective way of controlling the disease.

Washington, DC, 15 august 2019 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warns of the complex situation of dengue in Latin America and the Caribbean, a Region that is currently experiencing a new epidemic cycle of the disease after two years of low incidence.

15 Aug 2019 description

A. SITUATION ANALYSIS

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Venezuela continues to face a complex situation in which access to curative and preventive health treatment and water, sanitation and hygiene remain severely constrained. The 8 hospitals and 33 health centres of the Venezuelan Red Cross (VRC), as part of the health system are affected by the widespread shortages of medical equipment, medicines and medical consumables.

15 Aug 2019 description

Refugees, asylum-seekers and displacement have in recent years become a hot topic in the political and public debate. Nevertheless, the topic is surrounded by myths and, too often, lack of facts. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, provides you with 10 important facts on refugees – for a fact-based discussion.

14 Aug 2019 description

Millions of vulnerable people in Venezuela could be handed a vital lifeline following today’s launch of the UN Humanitarian Response Plan, which is seeking $223 million to reach 2.6 million people in need. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is urging donor countries to support the appeal and for the Government of Venezuela to grant humanitarian agencies unrestricted access to reach those desperately in need. “Thousands of men, women and children have suffered in Venezuela for long enough without international support.

14 Aug 2019 description

Thousands of people who fled the ongoing crisis in Venezuela are now living in precarious conditions and struggling to access medical care in Brazil’s Roraima state.

The northern state of Roraima is the main gateway into Brazil for Venezuelans fleeing the ongoing economic, political, and social crisis in their country. The influx of migrants and asylum seekers into Brazil has increased dramatically since 2017. Currently, about 600 Venezuelans enter Roraima every day.

14 Aug 2019 description

This Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) targets 2.6 million people, which only represents a limited number of all people in need, and includes 1.2 million girls and boys for the remainder for 2019. The financial requirement to achieve this goal is US$223 million. The HRP builds on the United Nations scale-up strategy, which was initiated in October 2018 to respond to the most pressing humanitarian needs, and the efforts of other humanitarian partners.