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20 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

703.9 mt of food assistance distributed

1,386,033 USD cash based transfers made

41.9 m six months (August 2018-January 2019) net funding requirements

156,302 people assisted in August 2018

Operational Updates

19 Sep 2018 description


 El embajador de Estados Unidos en el Perú, Krishna R. Urs, anuncia el aporte de $500 000 en fondos de USAID para respaldar las actividades sanitarias en el Perú en respuesta a la crisis regional por la situación de Venezuela

 Las organizaciones de salud registran más casos confirmados de sarampión y difteria en Venezuela, además de la propagación constante del sarampión a nivel regional

 Los gobiernos de acogida siguen revisando sus políticas de inmigración ante los movimientos poblacionales que se están produciendo

11 Sep 2018 description


  • U.S. Ambassador to Peru Krishna R.
    Urs announces $500,000 in USAID funding to support Venezuela regional crisis response health activities in Peru

  • Health actors record additional confirmed measles and diphtheria cases in Venezuela, as well as the continued regional spread of measles

  • Host governments continue to reevaluate immigration policies in light of ongoing population movements


07 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


• The scale of needs resulting from the outflow of Venezuelans is rapidly surpassing the capacities of receiving and transit countries, further straining already vulnerable host communities. In many of the arriving areas there are pre-existing conditions of vulnerability and weak or lack of health, education and protection services.

24 Aug 2018 description

In Numbers

334 mt of food assistance distributed

1,081,484 cash based transfers made

USD 42 m six months (August 2018-January 2019) net funding requirements, representing 27% of total

141,533 people assisted in July 2018

Operational Updates

16 Jul 2018 description

Fact Sheet
For Immediate Release
Monday, July 16, 2018
Office of Press Relations
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov

29 Jun 2018 description


  • Although an upper middle-income country, Ecuador remains prone to natural disasters, including floods, earthquakes, droughts and volcanic eruptions. Extreme weather events resulting from climate change exacerbate these disasters and adversely impact food security and water availability.

  • Ecuador also hosts a large number of refugees and asylum-seekers from Colombia, as well as Venezuelans seeking shelter from the ongoing political and economic crisis in Venezuela.

28 Jun 2018 description

By Kashif Nadeem
Kashif Nadeem, IOM Data Manager

IOM is at the forefront of efforts to collect data about displaced people, and has partnered with the Centre for Humanitarian Data to ensure this data is accessible to those who need it.

18 Jun 2018 description

More than 340.000 Venezuelans have entered Ecuador since the beginning of 2018 (compared to 287,000 arrivals registered for the whole 2017).

In Brazil, 527 Venezuelan nationals had been relocated from border regions to Brazilian cities in the country (Cuiabá, Manaus and São Paulo).

The number of Venezuelans seeking asylum has risen yearly. Between 2014 and 2018, some 185,783 asylum claims have been lodged.


28 May 2018 description


  • Venezuela's National Electoral Council announced on Sunday 20 May the reelection of President Nicolas Maduro for a new six-year term.

  • The Lima Group of Latin American countries plus Canada convened a highlevel meeting to define guidelines for a comprehensive response to the regional mixed flow of Venezuelan nationals.

14 May 2018 description


  • The Government of Peru reported that more than 200,000 Venezuelan migrants are currently in the country, most of them with 183-day tourist entry permits, and 36,000 with Temporary Residency Permits.

  • The Government of Venezuela lifted the suspension imposed on 5 April 2018 on all flights to Panama. The initial decision had represented a further reduction in the already limited number of international carriers still operating in Venezuela.

08 May 2018 description

Buenos Aires – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, today (10/04) launches a Regional Action Plan, detailing its support to Governments hosting Venezuelan nationals in the Americas and the Caribbean. The Action Plan aims at strengthening the regional response to large-scale flows of Venezuelans, supporting the efforts that governments have initiated across the region.

07 May 2018 description

Boletin de Prensa No 057 de 2018

​- ViceSalud Luis Fernando Correa Serna lideró mesa sobre plan de respuesta sectorial frente a fe-nómeno migratorio.

Bogotá (D.C.), 7 de mayo de 2018.- El Viceministro de Salud Pública y Prestación de Servicios, Luis Fernando Correa Serna, lideró una mesa de cooperantes convocada por el Ministerio para movilizar alianzas estratégicas y recursos adicionales para la implementación del Plan de Respuesta del Sector Salud al Fenómeno Migratorio.

30 Apr 2018 description

Reporting Period: 9-25 April 2018


  • Governments in the Region are continuously expanding their response mechanisms. Chile launched an Extraordinary Migratory Regularization Process and Brazil is setting up a Federal Committee for Emergency Assistance.

  • A first Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) report on Venezuelan nationals in Brazil was produced by IOM based on 3,516 interviews conducted in two cities of the border state of Roraima between January and March 2018.

27 Apr 2018 description


Retos y cambios

El 2017 fue un año turbulento para la respuesta humanitaria en América Latina y el Caribe. La seguridad y estabilidad de millones de personas fue puesta en peligro por desastres y emergencias mientras que el sector de asistencia humani-taria se sometió a un proceso intenso de reevaluar su propósito, sus prácticas y financiamiento.

27 Apr 2018 description


Challenges and changes

2017 was a tumultuous year for humanitarian response in Latin America and the Caribbean. The safety, security and stability of millions of people in the region was compromised by disasters and emergencies, while the humanitarian aid sector underwent a re-evaluation of its purpose, practices and financing.