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Chile: Situation Report – April 2020

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REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS IN CHILE 455,494

PEOPLE TARGETED IN 2020 254,000

FUNDING SITUATION

FUNDED: 0.7 %

REQUIREMENT: 31,500,000

Situation

  • Thel ast two weeks of April saw an increase in requests by Venezuelan refugees and migrants for a humanitarian return flight from Santiago de Chile to Caracas. More than 200 Venezuelans took up position in front of their Embassy in Santiago de Chile in the hope that a flight could be arranged. The Government of Chile is in close contact with the Venezuelan authorities to find a solution to the situation.

  • The number of COVID-19 cases continued to rise throughout the month of April. The Government registered more than 16,000 cases by 30 April. Due to non-discriminatory efforts, the data is not disaggregated by nationality. However, informal enquiries suggest that the number of Venezuelan refugees and migrants affected by the virus remain very low.