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14 Jan 2019 description

Melanie Teff and Daphne Panayotatos

Living under the government of President Nicolás Maduro, Venezuelans face political repression, extreme shortages of food and medicine, lack of social services, and economic collapse. Three million of them – or about 10 percent of the population – have fled the country. The vast majority have sought refuge in the Americas, where host states are struggling with the unprecedented influx.

02 Jan 2019 description

Este reporte es producido por el Grupo de Trabajo sobre Refugiados y Migrantes (GTRM) y consolida información sobre la respuesta operacional para refugiados y migrantes provenientes de Venezuela y comunidades de acogida. Este reporte cubre las actividades desarrolladas por los miembros del GTRM a lo largo del presente año, con la inclusión de datos e información disponibles al 30 de noviembre de 2018.

31 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • 3 million No. of Venezuelans living abroad, including:

  • 2.4 million No. of Venezuelans in countries within Latin America and the Caribbean (Source: IOM/UNHCR, Nov 2018) 470,000 Approx. No. of children in need of assistance as a consequence of the crisis in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Panama. (Preliminary estimations at transit/receiving country level.)

14 Dec 2018 description
report R4V

Emergency plan for refugees and migrants from Venezuela launched

Joint UNHCR/IOM Press Release

Faced with the largest population outflow in Latin America of recent years, 95 organizations covering 16 countries have been working together to establish a comprehensive response to the urgent needs of millions of refugees and migrants from Venezuela, and host communities. This effort is coordinated by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the International Organization for Migration.

11 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


• 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
report R4V

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.

04 Dec 2018 description
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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.

27 Nov 2018 description
report R4V

In Peru, a surge of an average of 4,000 daily arrivals, before the deadline of 31st of October for the Temporary Stay Permit, has led Peruvian authorities and partners to scale up the response.

Intergovernmental discussions continue to take place in order to strengthen regional coordination, in advance of the Quito II meeting on November 22 and 23.

In 16 countries, 75 partners participating to the Regional and National Platforms progress with the articulation of a Refugee and Migrant Response Plan for 2019.

Situation Overview

25 Nov 2018 description

De acuerdo con las cifras oficiales del gobierno de Colombia, a final de octubre 2018 había en el país más de un millón de venezolanos. Esta cifra representa un aumento de más de 2.500% frente a 39.000 a final de 2015.

De estos, 573.322 están en situación regular, 240.596 están en proceso de regularización y 218.098 están en situación irregular. Los refugiados y migrantes tienen necesidades cada vez más urgentes.

25 Nov 2018 description

According to official government figures, by the end of October 2018 there were more than one million Venezuelans living in Colombia. This figure represents an increase of more than 2,500% compared to 39,000 at the end of 2015.

Of this number, 573,322 are in a regular situation, 240,596 are in the process of regularization and 218,098 are in an irregular situation. The needs of refugees and migrants are becoming increasingly urgent.

25 Nov 2018 description

More than 560,000 Venezuelans have arrived in Peru. The vast majority are entering by land through the Ecuadorian border. Over 156,000 have applied for refugee status.

While the Peruvian government has been generous, the increased arrivals require additional measures. Host communities with already limited resources and infrastructure are in need of additional support.

UNHCR has set up a permanent presence in Peru with offices in Lima, Tumbes and Tacna, to complement and strengthen government’s efforts.


25 Nov 2018 description

Tumbes is the main entry point of Venezuelans crossing into Peru. In the first weeks of November, 1,250 people entered Peru. Since 23 October, the number of arrivals to Peru substantially increased as the entry deadline to apply for the Temporary Stay Permit (PTP) neared (31 October).

During the past months, Venezuelans entering Peru are doing so in more vulnerable conditions than at the beginning of the year. Many families are traveling on foot for over 15 days, in contrast to the bus trip that they could afford before.