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14 Jan 2019 description
report UN News Service

El portavoz de la Organización reitera que la recuperación del país depende de los propios venezolanos y sus instituciones y en la búsqueda de una solución pacífica negociada que refuerce la gobernanza democrática.

La reacción del portavoz del Secretario General se produjo tras preguntas de los periodistas en la sede de la ONU en Nueva York acerca de la detención durante horas este fin de semana del presidente de la Asamblea Nacional, Juan Guaidó.

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.

10 Jan 2019 description

Washington, D.C. - Ahead of the start of a new mandate for President Nicolás Maduro on January 10, following an election process that failed to reach the minimum standards of free and fair elections in the country, the Commission warns of the further weakening of Venezuelan institutions, of persistent structural issues affecting human rights and of the serious consequences that a Venezuelan withdrawal from the OAS would have for the Venezuelan people.

08 Jan 2019 description

U.S. foreign policy experts assess the likelihood and impact of thirty potential crises or conflicts around the world in the coming year in CFR’s annual survey.

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07 Jan 2019 description

In Numbers

443.8 mt of food assistance distributed

1,727,038 USD cash based transfers made

USD 152.8 m total requirements

161,196 people assisted in October 2018

Operational Updates

03 Jan 2019 description


  • Aumento significativo del confinamiento y restricciones a la movilidad

  • Los ataques contra la población civil no cesan

En este número:

  • Incremento del impacto humanitario en 2018 P.1

  • Miles de personas afectadas por la temporada de lluvias P.5

  • Preocupa el contexto humanitario en Catatumbo P.5

  • Retos para abordar las crecientes necesidades en Colombia P.7

  • Mensajes desde el terreno P.8

02 Jan 2019 description

The 2019 Early Warning Forecast, a publication of Lutheran World Relief and IMA World Health

28 Dec 2018 description

We asked aid agencies to name their three priorities for 2019

by Emma Batha

LONDON, Dec 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid agencies are bracing for a challenging new year as they tackle protracted conflicts from Yemen to Central African Republic and get to grips with escalating crises such as the mass exodus of Venezuelans fleeing turmoil at home.

15 Nov 2018 description

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that:

09 Oct 2018 description


  • Crítica situación humanitaria del país por accionar de grupos armados
  • Acciones armadas y ataques contra infraestructura y bienes civiles perisisten

En este número:

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.

27 Sep 2018 description
report UN General Assembly


26 Sep 2018 description
report UN General Assembly


Tackling a wide range of international concerns ranging from the long‑term consequences of colonialism and climate change to increasing inequality and the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, nearly 40 Heads of State and Government recalled the lessons of history and spoke of challenges, initiatives and progress, as the General Assembly general debate entered its second day.

10 Sep 2018 description

Distinguished President,
Director-General of the UN Office in Geneva,
Colleagues and friends,

It is an honour to be called to this mandate, to assist States to uphold the human rights of their people, in this year in which we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.