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- South America: Floods and Landslides - Dec 2016
- Hurricane Matthew - Sep 2016
- South America: Floods and Landslides - Nov 2015-Dec 2016
- South America: Drought - 2015-2017
- Venezuela: Floods - Jul 2015
- Venezuela: Floods - May 2012
- Venezuela: Floods - Nov 2011
- Venezuela: Floods and Landslides - Nov 2010
- Tropical Storm Matthew - Sep 2010
- Latin America: Dengue Outbreak - Mar 2010
Most read reports
- Number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela reaches three million
- El número de refugiados y migrantes de Venezuela alcanza los 3 millones
- Venezuela: Numbers Highlight Health Crisis
- Inician Plan de Suministro de Agua para localidades varguenses en sequía
- Venezuela: Human rights experts say health system in crisis
Port of Spain — Forty-two representatives from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) participated in the Migrant Protection and Assistance Training conducted this week (29-30/10) by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in Port of Spain. The training was designed to strengthen the response to recent migration into Trinidad and increase the referral of vulnerable migrants for humanitarian assistance and other services.
The Venezuelan population flows in Latin America and the Caribbean have shown a significant increase in the last two years. Due to its geographical closeness with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago is one of the countries that has seen this increase on a larger scale. Although Venezuelan foreigners in Trinidad and Tobago are not new, the highly unusual increase in numbers within a short time span have attracted the local authorities' attention.
According to the University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Centre (SRC) the 6.8 magnitude earthquake occurred at 5:31PM (Local Time) at a depth of 88km. The earthquake was located Latitude 10.47N and Longitude 62.75W at 57km SE of Carupano, Venezuela. The Earthquake was felt strongly in Trinidad and Tobago in the cities of Port of Spain and San Fernando. The following CDEMA Participating States also reported tremors around the same time: Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Suriname.
Thousands of Venezuelans have fled to Trinidad in search of a better life, but the small nation is wary of the migrant influx
By Gregory Scruggs
PORT OF SPAIN, July 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Underneath a sign reading "Jesus was a refugee", a line of Venezuelan asylum seekers 30 people long stretches in front of a Catholic church in Trinidad's capital, Port of Spain.
El grupo, que se encontraba detenido en Trinidad y Tobago fue deportado el sábado, a pesar de la petición de ACNUR de contar con acceso a las personas concernidas, así como a las intervenciones por escrito.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, deeply regrets the deportation this past weekend by Trinidad and Tobago of 82 Venezuelan nationals. The 82 include registered asylum-seekers and individuals who had declared an intention to apply for refugee status, making their return to Venezuela a breach of international refugee law.