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14 Dec 2018 description

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Statement from Carolyn Miles, President & CEO, Save the Children

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (December 14, 2018) – In response to reports of the tragic death of a 7-year-old girl who was in U.S. custody after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, Carolyn Miles, President & CEO of Save the Children, issued the following statement:

14 Dec 2018 description

Comunicado de prensa conjunto OIM y ACNUR

GINEBRA, 14 de diciembre de 2018 – Debiendo enfrentar el mayor flujo de población en América Latina en años recientes, 95 organizaciones que cubren 16 países han estado trabajando conjuntamente a fin de establecer una respuesta integral a las urgentes necesidades de millones de migrantes y refugiados de Venezuela y sus comunidades de acogida. Este esfuerzo es coordinado por ACNUR, la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados, y por OIM, la Organización Internacional para las Migraciones.

14 Dec 2018 description

La Coordinación Nacional de Protección Civil emitió Declaratoria de Emergencia para los municipios del estado de Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, por la presencia de lluvia severa ocurrida el día 05 de diciembre de 2018.

La Coordinación Nacional de Protección Civil de la Secretaría de Gobernación emitió hoy una Declaratoria de Emergencia para los municipios de Lerdo de Tejada y Playa Vicente, del estado de Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, por la presencia de lluvia severa ocurrida el día 05 de diciembre de 2018.

14 Dec 2018 description

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.

13 Dec 2018 description

Mexico City/New York, NY, December 13, 2018—Current and proposed policies to severely restrict the ability to seek asylum in the United States, along with the US government’s unwillingness to quickly process migrants at ports of entry along the US-Mexico border, have created an administrative limbo that leaves Central American asylum seekers in Mexico exposed to further violence, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Thursday.

11 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Since 13 October 2018, an estimated 16,000 migrants, largely from Honduras and El Salvador, have transited through Guatemala.

• The Government of Mexico has officially reported the presence of some 8,000 migrants in its territory. As of 28 November, at least 6,067 migrants, including 1,058 children, had arrived in Tijuana (Baja California state), on the border with the United States. In Mexicali there are about 1,200 migrants settled, and around 300 are estimated to still be on the move heading north in Mexico.

11 Dec 2018 description
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MSF International President Dr Joanne Liu's speech on a panel discussion at the Global Compact on Migration conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, 11 December 2018.

Thank you for being here today, and for gathering to address the challenges of migration.

This is not an issue countries can deal with in isolation. It must be tackled collectively, and—crucially—humanely.

11 Dec 2018 description

Tijuana (Baja California, México), 8 de diciembre. El embajador de Honduras en México, Alden Rivera, entregó este fin de semana un importante donativo de alimentos, víveres y productos para la higiene personal en el albergue El Barretal, donde se encuentran ciudadanos hondureños en situación de espera para la realización de procesos de regularización migratoria.

11 Dec 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the International Organization for Migration, reports that 110,833 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 9 December. This year is the fifth straight during which the arrival of irregular migrants and refugees has topped the 100,000 threshold – although 2018’s total is low compared to those recorded at this time in 2017 (165,536) and 2016 (354,395).

IOM Italy

11 Dec 2018 description

"Cada día, las personas que se desplazan se enfrentan a la brutalidad de las actuales políticas migratorias. Estas políticas intentan detener los flujos migratorios castigando a las personas y tratando de ocultar su realidad. Pero esto no impide que estas sigan huyendo de la violencia y la pobreza. Es más, sólo les infligen aún más sufrimiento. Nuestros equipos ven de primera mano las consecuencias desgarradoras de estas políticas en todo el mundo: desde Libia hasta México y desde Grecia hasta Nauru".

07 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF hace un llamado a seguir coordinando esfuerzos para la garantía de derechos de niñas, niños y adolescentes migrantes en el albergue El Barretal

07 Dec 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents 267 safety, security and access incidents affecting aid delivery in 18 countries in the Americas between January 2017 and June 2018. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). The focus is on countries where possible changing or emerging risks can be identified. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is neither a complete count nor representative.

06 Dec 2018 description
report Plan International

On October 12, 2018, thousands of people, including hundreds of children, began to walk from Honduras towards the United States, a distance of more than 1,500 miles.

According to UN agencies, “the dangers of inclement weather, including soaring temperatures and lack of shelter are high, especially for children.”

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

06 Dec 2018 description

Desde mediados de octubre, diversos grupos organizados de personas salieron desde el Norte de Centro América, particularmente desde Honduras y El Salvador, en dirección norte del continente con la esperanza de llegar a México y a los Estados Unidos de América. Estos grupos están compuestos por personas que tienen necesidades de protección internacional, y según encuestas más de 74% de las personas en estas caravanas considera correr peligro si regresan a sus países.

06 Dec 2018 description

Since mid-October, several persons organized in groups left the North of Central America – particularly from Honduras and El Salvador – heading northward with the hope of reaching Mexico and the United States of America. These groups are comprised of persons with international protection needs, and according to interviews more than 74% consider being at risk if they were to be returned home. By the end of November, the number of persons transiting through Guatemala is estimated at 16,000, while the Mexican government has officially reported the presence of some 8,000 in its territory.