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16 Nov 2018 description

An innovative voluntary relocation programme helps Venezuelans and their hosts thrive in cities like São Paulo and Brasilia.

By Miguel Pachioni in São Paulo and Victoria Hugueney in Brasilia | 16 November 2018

16 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

509.3 mt of food assistance distributed

1.216.631 USD cash-based transfers made

USD 56.5 m six months (October 2018 - March 2019) net funding requirements

141.234 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

09 Oct 2018 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 4.89 million Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Colombian Red Cross Society (CRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 120,000 people. This 16-month operation focuses on supporting migrants in the areas of health, water and sanitation, shelter, protection, livelihood and migration. This revised Emergency Appeal includes a scale up of the health intervention to address the basic health needs of migrants in ten departments in Colombia.

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 presente informe del CNMH (Centro Nacional de Memoria Histórica) hace parte del proyecto de investigación Memorias del exilio colombiano: huellas del conflicto armado más allá de las fronteras. Su propósito es contribuir, desde una perspectiva histórica, al esclarecimiento de las situaciones y experiencias que han afrontado cientos de miles de personas forzadas a salir de Colombia como consecuencia de más de medio siglo de conflicto armado.

18 Sep 2018 description
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Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP)
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Technical annex - version 4

The full implementation of this version of the HIP is subject to the adoption of the decision amending Decision C(2017) 8863

AMOUNT: EUR 32 900 000

31 Aug 2018 description

1. Contexto Humanitario

En los primeros siete meses de 2018, al menos 21.229 personas se han desplazado en eventos masivos por causa de la violencia armada y generalizada, representando el 113% del total de las personas desplazadas en 2017.

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

21 Aug 2018 description

For Immediate Release
Monday, August 20, 2018 Office of Press Relations
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov

Center for Strategic and International Studies
Washington, DC
August 20, 2018

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Good morning, everyone. Thank you, Dan, for that kind introduction and thanks to all of you for being here to help mark this very important occasion.

08 Aug 2018 description

Migration flow through Colombia has been steadily increasing over the past few years. At the moment, there are more than 1.1 million people in need in the country, including both migrants and Colombian communities returning to the country. The Colombia-Venezuela border has been experiencing a constant mixed migratory flow of people since 2017, who use Colombia as a transit zone, temporary shelter or a supply point. According to UNHCR figures, most migrants are concentrated in the departments of Norte de Santander and La Guajira.

07 Aug 2018 description

by Martin Coria

Dichosos los compasivos, porque serán tratados con compasión. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Matthew 5:7

It is commonly referred to as the largest humanitarian crisis and exodus in the history of the Western Hemisphere. Venezuela is in crisis; more than 1.5 million people have left since 2014, so nations across Latin America are now hosting large and growing Venezuelan migrant populations.

04 Aug 2018 description

To enable a more in-depth understanding of the resident populations in “abrigos” sites in Boa Vista city and elsewhere in Roraima state, providing regularly updated information to contribute to ongoing UNHCR planning and programming in these locations.

26 Jul 2018 description

By Geoff Ramsey and Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli


As the political, social and economic crisis in Venezuela worsens, more and more Venezuelans are fleeing their country in droves each day. Impoverished Venezuelans are facing food and medicine shortages. Unable to sustain their families, many are seeking refuge abroad as a way out of their predicament. South American countries, which are unaccustomed to receiving such large migration flows, are struggling to respond to the needs of the Venezuelan migrant population.

26 Jul 2018 description

A medida que empeora la crisis política, social y económica en Venezuela, más y más venezolanos huyen de su país cada día. De todos los países sudamericanos afectados por el éxodo en Venezuela, Colombia ha visto la mayor ola de llegadas, ocasionando gran tensión en las instituciones y sistemas locales en un momento en que Colombia también enfrenta el desafío de implementar su histórico acuerdo de paz de 2016.

23 Jul 2018 description

Caracas, July 23, 2018 – The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Venezuela is responding to the country’s ongoing humanitarian crisis, which is a result of unjust economic policies, social violence, and the breakdown of state institutions. All these factors have pushed thousands of Venezuelans to leave the country. Since 2015, JRS Venezuela has considered it urgent to address the internal situation and direct its mission of accompanying, serving, and advocating displaced people towards Venezuelans in vulnerable situations.

10 Jun 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

As of 25 May 2018, Sub tropical storm Alberto, with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/hour, has passed over Cuba and brought torrential rainfalls (4 inches of water in 24 hours) causing overflowing of rivers and streams. According to Ministry of Interior, Flood waters swept away a bridge and damaged roads and other infrastructure, leaving many communities cut off and nearly 60,000 people without electricity. More than 51,000 Cubans have been evacuated in the affected area. 11 people reported dead, historical figure in Cuba, and 2 disappeared respectively across the affected territories.