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11 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• In October 2018, the number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela worldwide reached three million, at least 2.4 million of them are hosted by countries in Latin America and the Caribbean region.

• UNICEF estimates that the number of children in need has surpassed 460,000, taking into consideration the needs of migrant children, non-Venezuelan returnees and those living in host communities where services are struggling to fulfil the increasing demands.

11 Dec 2018 description

Respuesta regional: reporte situacional No. 2

En Perú, el aumento de entradas diarias a 4.000, antes de la fecha límite para acceder al Permiso Temporal de Permanencia, llevó a las autoridades peruanas y sus aliados a escalar la respuesta.

Discusiones intergubernamentales continúan teniendo lugar para reforzar la coordinación regional, antes de la reunión de Quito II que se realizará el 22 y 23 de noviembre.

11 Dec 2018 description

Brasilia – As a surge of Venezuelans continues to flow across international borders, this month the International Organization for Migration (IOM) sponsored a training session entitled Migration Law: Improving the Capacity of the Federal Justice in the Context of the Venezuelan Flow to 30 Brazilian federal judges.

The training took place last week (5-7/12) at the Council of the Federal Justice (CJF) in Brasilia, with participants from five Brazilian federal jurisdictions, prioritizing those working in border areas and cities receiving relocated Venezuelans.

11 Dec 2018 description

Launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 and the World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2018

11 Dec 2018 description
report IRIN

“The establishment of these centres should be avoided if possible”

Steven Grattan

Neirys Brazon scrubs her children’s garments over a dirty bucket of water, hanging them on a football net behind her to dry. The ground is soggy and reeks of sewage, but it’s home for now.

09 Dec 2018 description

INTRODUCTION

The Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE) has been a gamechanger for WHO. It allows WHO to respond rapidly to disease outbreaks and health emergencies - often in 24 hours or less. This saves lives and helps prevent unnecessary suffering. Furthermore, a quick response dramatically reduces the costs of controlling outbreaks and emergencies, as well as the wider social and economic impacts.

07 Dec 2018 description

Quito – During the months of August and September, IOM Ecuador implemented the second round of the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in Ecuador to identify the main characteristics and needs of refugees and migrants from Venezuela.

This second round was carried out through 1,953 surveys conducted in six places: Huaquillas on the southern border with Peru; Rumichaca and San Miguel on the northern borders with Colombia; and Quito, Manta and Guayaquil – main cities with a high affluence of Venezuelans.

07 Dec 2018 description

INTRODUCCIÓN

El flujo continuo de ciudadanos venezolanos hacia los países de Sudamérica,
Centroamérica y el Caribe resulta un fenómeno persistente, en constante transformación y de especial interés para la Organización Internacional para las Migraciones (OIM) cuyo mandato promueve una migración segura, ordenada y regular, basada en el respeto de los derechos fundamentales de las personas migrantes.

06 Dec 2018 description

OVERVIEW

  1. Migrant groups travelling through Mexico to the United States include many vulnerable people

  2. Ongoing armed confrontations in eastern Colombia displace more than 700 people

  3. Volcán de Fuego volcano erupts again, affecting thousands still reeling from June 3 eruptions

  4. El Niño forecast for late 2018-2019 warns of dry conditions in six Latin American countries

  5. Number of asylum claims from Nicaraguans steadily decline from previous months

06 Dec 2018 description
report IRIN

By Frederick Gillingham

Handsome and with neatly slicked hair, Victor Gonzales looks like he belongs more in a boy band than among the dirt-clad miners around El Callao.

Originally from Caracas, the 25-year-old made the journey to the mining town in Bolívar state with his wife five months before IRIN encountered him in August.

Read more on IRIN

05 Dec 2018 description

El país vive una transición y reconfiguración importante con la implementación del Acuerdo de paz con las FARC y, a la vez, con la necesidad de responder a la magnitud del reto humanitario generado con la llegada masiva de población proveniente desde Venezuela, una proporción significativa de ellos con necesidades de protección internacional.

05 Dec 2018 description

Con una frontera de más de 2.200 km. con Venezuela, Colombia es el país más afectado por la situación que atraviesa el vecino país, caracterizada por salidas masivas de personas, en las cuales Colombia se convierte en el principal lugar de destino o en un país de tránsito hacia otros lugares.

05 Dec 2018 description

With a border of more than 2,200 kms with Venezuela, Colombia is the main destination and transit country for populations leaving that country as a result of the deteriorating situation.

The influx to Colombia includes Venezuelans, returning Colombians and mixed families, including individuals in need of international protection and with urgent humanitarian needs.

05 Dec 2018 description

By mid-2018, more than 60% of the Venezuelan population in Colombia was in an irregular situation, which created difficulties in understanding their needs, accessing services and formulating comprehensive public policies to respond effectively.

To fill this gap, the Government of Colombia carried out a mass registration exercise of Venezuelans (known as the RAMV) between April 6 and June 8 2018, with UNHCR and IOM support.

05 Dec 2018 description
report IRIN

MARACAIBO/Venezuela, 5 December 2018

‘We feel very helpless because there is nothing’

Maracaibo, the once-opulent heart of Venezuela’s oil industry, now resembles a ghost town.

At the entrance to University Hospital blue rubbish bags are piled high and spill out on the roadway. A dozen black cats prowl, brazenly sniffing at the trash. Neglect has potholed the road; the sprawling modernist building is missing windows and paint is peeling.

04 Dec 2018 description
report UN News Service

La Oficina de Coordinación de la Ayuda Humanitaria ha solicitado 738 millones de dólares para ayudar a los países latinoamericanos que reciben a venezolanos. En total, el plan de respuesta humanitaria asciende a 21.900 millones de dólares. Yemen es el país que recibirá más fondos.

Las Naciones Unidas han solicitado a los donantes 738 millones de dólares en 2019 para ayudar a los países suramericanos que están acogiendo a los refugiados y migrantes venezolanos que “no tienen perspectivas de regresar a corto y medio plazo” a su país.

04 Dec 2018 description

Crises affect more people, for longer, and conflict remains the main driver of humanitarian and protection needs. The Global Humanitarian Overview presents detailed, prioritized and costed plans for how the United Nations and partner organizations will respond worldwide

(Geneva, 4 December 2018) – The world is witnessing extremely high levels of humanitarian need driven primarily by armed conflicts that generate enormous suffering and displacement for years on end.

04 Dec 2018 description

Les crises affectent un plus grand nombre de personnes, durent plus longtemps et les conflits demeurent la cause principale des besoins humanitaires et de protection. L’Aperçu de la situation humanitaire mondiale présente des plans détaillés, priorisés, et chiffrés sur la manière dont les Nations Unies et ses organisations partenaires répondront à ces besoins à travers le monde

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Global trends and challenges

More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.