Joint UNHCR-IOM Press Release: Third International Technical Meeting on Human Mobility of Venezuelan Citizens in the Americas
UNHCR News, 11 Apr 2019
The Third International Technical Meeting on Human Mobility of Venezuelan Citizens in the Americas (Quito III) concluded today, with a declaration that highlights the importance of coordination, communication and articulation among host countries and the importance of international cooperation. “International cooperation is key to being able to respond to the massive displacement of Venezuelans,” said José Samaniego, UNHCR Regional Coordinator for the Venezuela Situation. On the other hand, Diego Beltrand, Regional Director of IOM for South America said “it is fundamental to support the social-labour inclusion of Venezuelan refugees and migrants so that they can access formal work without labour exploitation and without a wage reduction for members of host communities”.