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13 Oct 2018 description

During a visit to Peru following the flows of Venezuelan refugees and migrants, UNHCR chief says ensuring legal pathways to stay should be a regional priority.

By Marta Martinez in Lima, Peru | 12 October 2018

10 Oct 2018 description


With over 2.6 million refugees and migrants outside Venezuela, Latin America is experiencing the biggest exodus in its history. The outflow of people keeps increasing, while national capacities are increasingly overstretched.

In this context, several Governments seek political solutions, international solidarity and a robust well-coordinated and comprehensive regional approach to steer the operational response in support of refugees and migrants from Venezuela.

08 Oct 2018 description

Visiting Colombia’s borderlands, UNHCR’s Filippo Grandi says international community must do more to aid thousands of Venezuelans crossing, many seeking international protection.

By Marta Martinez in Villa del Rosario, Colombia | 08 October 2018

08 Oct 2018 description

Comité exécutif du Programme du Haut Commissaire
Soixante-neuvième session
Genève, 1er au 5 octobre 2018
Point 4 a) de l’ordre du jour provisoire Examen des rapports sur les travaux du Comité permanent Protection internationale

Note sur la protection internationale

**Rapport du Haut Commissaire


08 Oct 2018 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme
Sixty-ninth session Geneva, 1 to 5 October 2018
Item 4 (a) of the provisional agenda
Consideration of reports on the work of the Standing Committee International Protection

Note on international protection

Report of the High Commissioner

05 Oct 2018 description

Hundreds of thousands of children, women and men seek safety and security over the border.

By Sibylla Brodzinsky in Maicao, Colombia | 05 October 2018

Yuliany Ayala pondered her family’s future as she nursed her nine-day-old son Andry Jesús from the corner of a room lined with bunk beds in a shelter for the most vulnerable of Venezuelan refugees and migrants arriving daily in the town.

01 Oct 2018 description

As delivered

Madam Chair,

Distinguished Delegates,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am at the midpoint of my mandate.

I look back, and the state of the world does not look good.

In the last two and a half years, the principles and values of international cooperation have come under immense pressure.

Internal conflicts have escalated, fuelled by regional and global rivalries.

Crises have intensified, driven by poverty, exclusion and the growing impact of climate change.

27 Sep 2018 description
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Economic instability and civil unrest have led to the displacement of Venezuelans to neighbouring countries, with more than 50,000 currently living in Brazil. This profile provides an overview of conditions in Jardim Floresta site. Population figures reported are based on registration data provided by UNHCR. Additional information collected through key informant interviews (KIIs) with actors working on the site has been used to supplement findings.

Site overview

26 Sep 2018 description

Sixty-ninth session

1-5 October 2018

Update of UNHCR’s operations in the Americas

A. Situational context including new developments

Venezuela situation

The ongoing political and socio-economic developments in Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) have led to the outflow of at least 2.6 million Venezuelans into neighbouring countries, the Southern Cone and the Caribbean and beyond.

19 Sep 2018 description

Ginebra – El ACNUR, la Agencia de Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados y la OIM, el Organismo de las Naciones Unidas para la Migración, tienen el agrado de anunciar el nombramiento del Sr. Eduardo Stein como Representante Especial Conjunto para los refugiados y migrantes venezolanos en la región.

19 Sep 2018 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the UN Migration Agency (IOM) are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Eduardo Stein, as a Joint Special Representative for Venezuelan refugees and migrants in the region.

14 Sep 2018 description

La OIM, como Organismo de las Naciones Unidas para la Migración y el ACNUR en su calidad de Agencia de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados, con el apoyo de otras Agencias del Sistema de la ONU, siguen trabajando junto al Gobierno de Brasil para promover la reubicación de venezolanos desde el norte hacia otras ciudades del país.

05 Sep 2018 description


Since early 2015, Venezuelans have been leaving their country of origin due to social, economic and political turmoil. As of July 2018 it was estimated that over 54,000 Venezuelans are in Brazil, with the large majority entering the country through Pacaraima. Pacaraima is a small border town with an estimated population of 15,000 people, located in the north of Roraima state, 215 km from the state capital Boa Vista. Between June and August 2018, 7,989 people were recorded to have crossed the border from Venezuela through Pacaraima.