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UNHCR renews offer to Curacao on Venezuelan refugee response

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UNHCR renews offer to Curacao on Venezuelan refugee response

UNHCR News, 17 Jan 2019

URL: https://www.unhcr.org/en-us/news/press/2019/1/5c40d3ba4/unhcr-renews-offer-to-curacao-on-venezuelan-refugee-response.html
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the request this week from Curacao to the Netherlands for support in responding to the ongoing influx of Venezuelan refugees and migrants to the Caribbean island nation. The Curacao authorities estimate there are around 26,000 Venezuelans currently residing there. It is urgent that they have access to protection and assistance.

UNHCR reiterates its offer to provide immediate operational and legal support to both Curacao and the Netherlands in line with their laws and international obligations.