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26 Jul 2018 description

By Geoff Ramsey and Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli

INTRODUCTION AND KEY FINDINGS

As the political, social and economic crisis in Venezuela worsens, more and more Venezuelans are fleeing their country in droves each day. Impoverished Venezuelans are facing food and medicine shortages. Unable to sustain their families, many are seeking refuge abroad as a way out of their predicament. South American countries, which are unaccustomed to receiving such large migration flows, are struggling to respond to the needs of the Venezuelan migrant population.

26 Jul 2018 description

A medida que empeora la crisis política, social y económica en Venezuela, más y más venezolanos huyen de su país cada día. De todos los países sudamericanos afectados por el éxodo en Venezuela, Colombia ha visto la mayor ola de llegadas, ocasionando gran tensión en las instituciones y sistemas locales en un momento en que Colombia también enfrenta el desafío de implementar su histórico acuerdo de paz de 2016.

31 May 2018 description

Venezuela’s May 20 election, and its questionable legitimacy, will only deepen the country’s crisis, and potentially deepen its grave humanitarian crisis. As organizations dedicated to promoting human rights, the below groups express our call to the international community, and to the Lima Group in particular, that any measures adopted in reaction to the elections do not contribute to the human rights violations affecting Venezuelans inside and outside their country.

12 May 2018 description

Santo Domingo: Casi 30 organizaciones de sociedad civil de las Américas solicitaron ante la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) una mayor coordinación y acompañamiento técnico a los Estados de la región para afrontar la crisis de la migración forzada venezolana.

12 May 2018 description

Santo Domingo: Today nearly 30 civil society organizations from across the Americas called on the Inter American Commission of Human Rights to provide better coordination and technical assistance for States in the region to address the Venezuelan migrant crisis.

26 Jan 2018 description

On January 23, Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly (ANC) approved a decree that calls for presidential elections to be held by April 30, 2018. As organizations devoted to advancing human rights in the Americas, we are profoundly concerned by the announcement, and urge Venezuela’s electoral authorities to adhere to Venezuela’s constitution and ensure the fulfillment of Venezuelans’ fundamental right to elect a president in a process that is free, fair, and transparent.