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03 Oct 2018 description

Regional pressure grows over crimes against humanity in Venezuela

In an unprecedented step, on 26 September six countries wrote to the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) requesting that her office open a formal investigation into possible crimes against humanity in Venezuela. The six regional states - Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay and Peru - are the first countries to have referred a situation to the ICC for crimes that have taken place in another state.

05 Sep 2018 description

The deepening political and socio-economic crisis in Venezuela has led to one of the biggest mass displacements in the history of South America. Although no consolidated figure for the region is available, all sources indicate that migration from Venezuela to neighbouring countries is drastically increasing. 117,300 Venezuelans filed asylum claims in the first half of 2018 alone, already more than the number of asylum claims reported at the end of 2017 (113,438).

17 Aug 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Threats and violence affecting emergency care

Middle-East and North Africa

Syrian Arab Republic

19 July 2018: In Manjib city and district, Aleppo governorate, a mine exploded near an ambulance carrying patients, slightly injuring the driver and damaging the vehicle. Another mine was later found 25 metres away from the spot. Source: Manbijmc

The Americas

Mexico

09 Aug 2018 description

OVERVIEW

This report compares current humanitarian crises based on their level of humanitarian access. Affected populations in more than 40 countries are not getting proper humanitarian assistance due to access constraints. Out of 44 countries included in the report, nearly half of them are currently facing critical humanitarian access constraints, with four countries (Eritrea, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen) being considered as inaccessible. Moderate humanitarian access constraints are an issue in eight countries, and 15 face low humanitarian access constraints.

19 Jul 2018 description
report Igarapé Institute

Brazil is facing a range of challenges in protecting and caring for refugees. There are tens of thousands new arrivals from Venezuela. But there are also roughly 10,000 refugees and asylum seekers in major Brazilian cities, including in Rio de Janeiro, many of them from Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Many of them are struggling to find work.

18 Jul 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Threats and violence affecting emergency care

Africa

South Africa 09 June 2018: In Du Noon township, Cape Town city, Western Cape province, unspecified assailants wielding a gun and a knife attacked a group of volunteer paramedics, stealing personal valuables and some of their equipment. Source: News 24

Middle-East and North Africa

11 Jul 2018 description

Armed groups target religious leaders in Central African Republic

08 Jun 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents incidents affecting aid delivery in 16 countries in the Americas in 2017. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). In 2017, 156 security incidents affecting NGO staff members, programmes and assets were reported. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is neither a complete count nor representative.

25 May 2018 description
report Carter Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: In Atlanta, Soyia Ellison, soyia.ellison@cartercenter.org

(En español)

The Friends of the Inter-American Democratic Charter express alarm at the breakdown of the constitutional order in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, which has had devastating effects on the Venezuelan people and their human rights.

23 May 2018 description

The economic crisis in Venezuela has led to a deterioration of the humanitarian conditions and increased humanitarian needs. Import restrictions and hyperinflation reduce availability and access to basic goods and services. The economic crisis is exacerbated by a political crisis revolving around the erosion of democratic institutions. While the number of people in need in Venezuela and the severity of need is unclear due to lack of data, surveys conducted by local organisations point to an increasingly dire situation.

26 Apr 2018 description
report Igarapé Institute

Many Latin American countries, states and cities are facing a chronic public security crisis. In spite of more than a decade of modest economic growth, crime and victimization rates are rising, not dropping. Nevertheless, recent information of 2017 show some signs of improvement. Criminal violence is routinely singled out as one of the top concerns of citizens from across Mexico, Central America and South America. And there are warning signs that the region ́s high rates of criminal violence and victimization will continue rising if nothing is done.