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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

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

28 Dec 2018 description

La Matriz de Seguimiento de Desplazamiento busca generar información periódica y actualizada sobre las tendencias de movilidad de la población mundial con el fin de apoyar la toma de decisiones gubernamentales y profundizar en la comprensión de los procesos migratorios.

18 Dec 2018 description

La muestra para la ronda 4 de la DTM corresponde a 2.148 personas encuestadas procedentes de Venezuela, en los departamentos de Tumbes y Tacna.

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.

12 Dec 2018 description
report Start Network

The month of October saw the highest number of Start Fund awarded responses in one single month. From awarding responses to cross-border displacement in Ecuador and Peru to anticipating a volcanic eruption in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) it was the highest alerting and activated month in the history of the Start Fund, where 13 alerts from 15 were activated. In comparison, the previous highest alerting month which was August 2016 had 11 alerts, of which 7 were activated.

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

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.

15 Nov 2018 description

I. Context

An estimated 1 million Venezuelans are currently living abroad. Approximately a total of 735,000 Venezuelans are estimated to be living in three countries: the United States (255,520), Spain (180,289) and Colombia (470,000). Their migration status varies, from regular and irregular migrants, to refugees and asylum seekers, among others.

07 Nov 2018 description

El análisis de los resultados es sobre un total de 7.691 personas de nacionalidad venezolana mayores de 18 años: en Brasil (3.711 entrevistados), Ecuador (2.344 entrevistados) y Perú (1.636 entrevistados). La edad media de los encuestados fue de 31 años y la mediana de 29. En general, se encuestaron a más hombres que mujeres (56% hombres y 44% mujeres). La franja etaria con mayor porcentaje fue la de 26 a 35 años siendo representando al 39% del total de personas encuestadas, dentro de la misma, el porcentaje de hombres es mayor que el de mujeres (22% y 17% respectivamente).

11 Oct 2018 description

PUNTOS DESTACADOS

  • El vicepresidente de Estados Unidos, Michael R. Pence, anunció el aporte de más de $48 millones en fondos adicionales de parte del Gobierno de Estados Unidos para apoyar las actividades de asistencia humanitaria en respuesta a la crisis regional por la situación de Venezuela

  • Las organizaciones de salud confirman más casos de sarampión y difteria en Venezuela.

  • La ONU designa a un Representante Especial Conjunto para apoyar la respuesta a la crisis regional por la situación de Venezuela

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.

01 Oct 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • U.S. Vice President Michael R. Pence announces more than $48 million in additional U.S. Government (USG) funding to support Venezuela regional crisis humanitarian response activities

  • Health actors confirm additional measles and diphtheria cases in Venezuela

  • UN appoints a Joint Special Representative to support the Venezuela regional response

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

01 Oct 2018 description

Geneva / Washington, D.C. - The health system in Venezuela is in crisis, human rights experts say, citing the deaths of at least 16 children at one hospital due to poor hygiene, and the deaths of other minors due to a variety of conditions, including malnutrition.

UN and IAHRC experts urged the Government to act urgently to mobilise the necessary and available resources, including through international cooperation, to restore the healthcare system in the country.

01 Oct 2018 description

Ginebra / Washington, D.C. - El sistema de salud en Venezuela está en crisis, dicen expertos y expertas de derechos humanos, aludiendo a la muerte de, al menos, 16 niños y niñas en un hospital por mala higiene, y la de otros más, por varias condiciones de salud, entre ellas desnutrición.

Las y los expertos de Naciones Unidas y la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) instaron al gobierno a actuar de manera urgente para movilizar los recursos necesarios y disponibles, inclusive mediante la cooperación internacional, para restaurar el sistema de salud en el país.

24 Sep 2018 description

Traditionally, the migration dynamic in the Americas has been marked by intra- and extra-regional patterns. In recent years, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has seen changes in its migration processes with an intensification of flows towards traditional destinations as well as new destinations in the region and the world. This report presents information available as of September 2018.

EVOLUTION OF THE VENEZUELAN POPULATION ABROAD

18 Sep 2018 description

More than 2 million people have fled the once-prosperous Venezuela due to a political and economic crisis that has resulted in record inflation rates and severe food and medicine shortages.

Most have traveled to neighboring countries in Latin America. About 250,000 Venezuelans are staying in Ecuador, seeking the food and medical attention that they can no longer get in Venezuela.

Many Venezuelans who arrive in Ecuador come hungry and dehydrated, carrying only the clothes on their backs. Often, they have spent everything on transportation across Colombia.

15 Sep 2018 description

(excerpt)

Hervé Verhoosel, for the World Food Programme (WFP), read the following statement:

“Colombia is facing an unprecedented crisis as thousands of people from Venezuela continue to cross the border daily due to lack of food, medicine and other basic needs. Colombians and their Government are doing all they can to step up to this challenge. The country has made progress in its peace process and ending hunger; however, as the migration crisis grows in proportion, recent gains are being jeopardized.