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18 Jun 2018 description

More than 340.000 Venezuelans have entered Ecuador since the beginning of 2018 (compared to 287,000 arrivals registered for the whole 2017).

In Brazil, 527 Venezuelan nationals had been relocated from border regions to Brazilian cities in the country (Cuiabá, Manaus and São Paulo).

The number of Venezuelans seeking asylum has risen yearly. Between 2014 and 2018, some 185,783 asylum claims have been lodged.


15 Jun 2018 description

"From now on we will use this precious good in a much more rational way"

By Karla Mendes

PLANALTINA, Brazil, June 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Surveying a field of 50,000 green peppers, Daniel de Almeida proudly explains how he "produces" all the water needed by crops and livestock on his farm on the outskirts of Brasilia, a city about to end water rationing after a severe drought.

14 Jun 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

CANDELARIA DE LA FRONTERA, El Salvador, Jun 14 2018 (IPS) - Having a seven-litre container with a filter on the dining room table that purifies the collected rainwater, and opening a small valve to fill a cup and quench thirst, is almost revolutionry for Salvadoran peasant farmer Víctor de León.

12 Jun 2018 description

Brasilia - ¿Cómo interactúan el derecho migratorio y los derechos de los indígenas? ¿Qué derechos tienen los migrantes indígenas cuando llegan a tierras extranjeras? Estos son algunos de los interrogantes de los cuales se ha ocupado el informe Aspectos Legales de la Asistencia a los Migrantes Indígenas de Venezuela a Brasil, lanzado por la OIM, el Organismo de Naciones Unidas para la Migración, la semana pasada (08/06).

12 Jun 2018 description

Brasilia - How do migration law and indigenous rights interplay? What rights do indigenous migrants have when reaching a foreign land? These are some of the questions addressed in the report Legal Aspects of the Assistance to Indigenous Migrants from Venezuela to Brazil, launched by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, last week (08/06).

The study focused on indigenous Venezuelans migrating to Brazil; a team of researchers from IOM Brazil worked in coordination with indigenous leaders and public authorities over six months.

11 Jun 2018 description

In Brazil, there is an ongoing measles outbreak. From 1 January through 23 May 2018, there were 995 reported cases (Amazonas State, n=611, and Roraima State n=384). Of these cases, 114 have been laboratory confirmed (30 in Amazonas and 84 in Roraima), including two deaths. Eighty three cases were discarded and 798 remain under investigation.

08 Jun 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

Por Edgardo Ayala

CANDELARIA DE LA FRONTERA, El Salvador, 8 jun 2018 (IPS) - Tener en la mesa del comedor un recipiente de siete litros con un filtro que purifica el agua captada de la lluvia, y abrir una valvulita para llenar una taza y saciar la sed, es como una revolución para el campesino salvadoreño Víctor de León.

08 Jun 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents incidents affecting aid delivery in 16 countries in the Americas in 2017. 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). In 2017, 156 security incidents affecting NGO staff members, programmes and assets were reported. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is neither a complete count nor representative.

06 Jun 2018 description
report Igarapé Institute

Adriana Erthal Abdenur and Maiara Folly

Originally published on PassBlue

05 Jun 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

This overview documents presents incidents affecting the provision of education in 2017. 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).

01 Jun 2018 description

The number of Venezuelans seeking asylum has risen yearly since 2014. Between 2014 and 2018, some 170,169 asylum claims have been lodged, over 94,000 in 2017 alone and 4,225 recognized as refugees

The majority of Venezuelans who have left their country have no regular status, and are therefore more vulnerable to any form of exploitation, abuse, violence, trafficking and discrimination.

Thousands continue to legally enter daily in neighbouring countries. It is expected that people will continue to leave in 2018. UNHCR is stepping up its response accordingly.

01 Jun 2018 description
report Save the Children

Las tasas de homicidio más altas del mundo se encuentran en la región. El embarazo adolescente es otra de las causas que también impide que decenas de miles de niños y niñas alcancen su máximo potencial.

31 May 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight


Central African Republic

06-07 April 2018: In Bria city, Haute-Kotto prefecture, unidentified armed men forcibly entered the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) base, threatened members of the team present on site, and stole medical goods. On 09 April, MSF decided to partially suspend activities in Bria for an indefinite period. On 16 April, the organisation resumed its external consultations. Source: RJDH

Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

28 May 2018 description


  • Venezuela's National Electoral Council announced on Sunday 20 May the reelection of President Nicolas Maduro for a new six-year term.

  • The Lima Group of Latin American countries plus Canada convened a highlevel meeting to define guidelines for a comprehensive response to the regional mixed flow of Venezuelan nationals.

27 May 2018 description

$153.5 million UNHCR's financial requirements 2018

10% funded

Funded 15.8 million

Funding gap 137.7 million

24 May 2018 description

Difteria en las Américas – Resumen de la situación

Entre la semana epidemiológica (SE) y la SE 18 de 2018, tres países (Colombia, Haití, y la República Bolivariana de Venezuela) notificaron casos confirmados de difteria; mientras que en 2017 cuatro países de la Región (Brasil, Haití, la República Bolivariana de Venezuela y la República Dominicana) habían notificado casos confirmados de difteria.

A continuación, un resumen de la situación de los países que notificaron casos confirmados de difteria en 2018.

23 May 2018 description

The economic crisis in Venezuela has led to a deterioration of the humanitarian conditions and increased humanitarian needs. Import restrictions and hyperinflation reduce availability and access to basic goods and services. The economic crisis is exacerbated by a political crisis revolving around the erosion of democratic institutions. While the number of people in need in Venezuela and the severity of need is unclear due to lack of data, surveys conducted by local organisations point to an increasingly dire situation.