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22 Oct 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents 183 security incidents affecting aid delivery in 16 countries in the Americas between January 2017 and March 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).

17 Oct 2018 description

Based on the latest official data available as of September 2018, it is estimated that over 2.6 million Venezuelans live outside their country.

Over 186,800 asylum claims have been filed worldwide in 2018, surpassing the 2017-year end figure.
Peru has become the main country of asylum for Venezuelans.

IOM and UNHCR appointed Mr. Eduardo Stein as Joint Special Representative. Mr. Stein will be promoting a harmonized regional approach in coordination with governments and relevant actors.

16 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

US$ 638,791 cash-based transfers made

US$ 3.83 m six months (October 2018-March 2019) net funding requirements

39,086 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

• WFP’s provided attention to 22,950 vulnerable people on the move. As the Venezuelan migration crisis continues, the majority of people assisted are Venezuelans (76.6 percent), followed by Colombians (22.6 percent) and 0.8 percent of other nationalities.

16 Oct 2018 description

At the end of his mission to assess the regional impact of Venezuelans leaving their country, Filippo Grandi commits to more cooperation with host governments.

By Marta Martinez from Quito, Ecuador | 16 October 2018

15 Oct 2018 description


"Access to education is a fundamental human right. It is essential to the acquisition of knowledge and to the full development of the human personality, as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states. More than that, education makes us more resilient and independent individuals."
Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

12 Oct 2018 description

Compartir acciones y estrategias desde el enfoque de salud para mejorar la reducción de riesgos, la preparación y la respuesta frente a emergencias y desastres fue el objetivo del Seminario Internacional Reducción de riesgos en el sector salud, desarrollado por el Ministerio de Salud Pública – MSP, el Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales – IAEN, con el apoyo de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud – OPS/OMS.

11 Oct 2018 description


  • 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

10 Oct 2018 description


  • Ecuador hosts many refugees and asylum-seekers fleeing violence in Colombia, as well as Venezuelans seeking shelter from the ongoing political and economic crisis in Venezuela. As of August, more than 60,000 Colombians and approximately 250,000 Venezuelans were sheltering in Ecuador, many of whom were in need of food, health and nutrition assistance, according to the Government of Ecuador and relief actors.

10 Oct 2018 description


With over 2.6 million refugees and migrants outside Venezuela, Latin America is experiencing the biggest exodus in its history. The outflow of people keeps increasing, while national capacities are increasingly overstretched.

In this context, several Governments seek political solutions, international solidarity and a robust well-coordinated and comprehensive regional approach to steer the operational response in support of refugees and migrants from Venezuela.

10 Oct 2018 description
report El Comercio

Ana María Carvajal

Las próximas 48 horas el cielo en Quito seguirá nublado y se prevé que haya lluvias entre ligeras y moderadas en las tardes, noches y madrugadas, según el Instituto Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología (Inamhi).

Estas condiciones se mantienen desde las fuertes lluvias que se registraron durante el feriado y que provocaron los ocho primeros eventos a causa del clima. Según Juan Zapata, secretario de Seguridad del Municipio, los primeros aguaceros causaron la caída de un árbol, cuatro deslizamientos y tres inundaciones.

10 Oct 2018 description

Between May 2016 and September 2017, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster, with technical support from the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC), developed and delivered a 2 stage project in 5 different countries targeted at supporting opportunities for women’s equal and meaningful participation in camp governance structures.

10 Oct 2018 description

As part of a global-level project aiming at reducing gender-based violence (GBV) risks in camps and camp-like settings, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Global Cluster sought to understand how women’s participation in governance structures could contribute to reducing risks of GBV. Increasing women’s participation is an important path to improving gender equality and women’s empowerment.

10 Oct 2018 description

This report outlines findings from an endline assessment, conducted from March 6 to 17, 2017.

At the time of the endline study in March 2017, a total of 235 IDP families with 949 individuals were residing at the two Pedernales camps. This included slightly over 51 percent of whom were females. Following the presidential elections in April 2017, the camps have been formally closed in May 2017. IDP families have transitioned out of the camps into permanent housing as they became available.