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  • The number of Venezuelans seeking asylum has increased year-on-year since 2014. The total for 2014-2017 has reached approx. 88,000 persons and will likely continue to increase
    highlight 07 Sep 2017 (2 years ago)
    / Venezuela - Asylum-seekers
  • The primary receiving countries of Venezuelan asylum seekers between 2014 and 2017 have been: USA: 46,200, Brazil: 14,400, Spain: 10,000, Peru: 4,700, and Costa Rica: 3,600
    highlight 07 Sep 2017 (2 years ago)
    / Venezuela - Asylum-seekers
  • Considering the evolving situation in Venezuela, it is projected that people will continue to leave the country and UNHCR is stepping up the response accordingly
    highlight 07 Sep 2017 (2 years ago)
    / Venezuela - Refugees / Venezuela - Asylum-seekers
  • At least 60,000 Venezuelans are estimated to be disbursed across several countries in the Southern Caribbean, including (but not limited to) Aruba, Curacao and Trinidad and Tobago. Some 370 have registered as asylum-seekers since 2014; followed by Curacao with 70 and Aruba, with around a dozen seeking asylum.
    highlight 10 Oct 2017 (2 years ago)
    / Venezuela - Refugees / Venezuela - Asylum-seekers
  • Over 1,500 Venezuelans have applied for asylum in Ecuador. More than 62,000 are estimated to live in the country, of whom some 40% have obtained temporary residence permits.
    highlight 10 Oct 2017 (2 years ago)
    / Venezuela - Refugees / Venezuela - Asylum-seekers
  • It is estimated that between 20,000 to 30,000 Venezuelans currently live in Brazil. Over 11,800 asylum applications have been lodged in 2017 and 932 temporary residence permits issued.
    highlight 10 Oct 2017 (2 years ago)
    / Venezuela - Refugees / Venezuela - Asylum-seekers
  • 81,000 Venezuelans have entered Peru between January – July 2017, 60% entered through the northern border crossing of Tumbes.
    highlight 15 Nov 2017 (2 years ago)
    / Venezuela - Refugees / Venezuela - Asylum-seekers
  • The Caribbean islands are receiving increasing numbers of Venezuelans, with around 60,000 living in Trinidad and Tobago, Curacao and Aruba.
    highlight 15 Nov 2017 (2 years ago)
    / Venezuela - Refugees / Venezuela - Asylum-seekers
  • Authorities reported some 47,000 Venezuelans crossed into Ecuador in the month of December 2017, 86% of whom crossed via the Rumichaca International Bridge from Colombia. However not all of these people are expected to stay in Ecuador, as many continue to travel southwards overland towards Peru.
    highlight 02 Mar 2018 (2 years ago)
    Venezuela / Venezuela - Refugees / Venezuela - Asylum-seekers
  • In Peru during the first three weeks of January 2018 some 1,000 asylum claims were lodged by Venezuelans before the Special Commission for Refugees Secretariat in Lima.
    highlight 02 Mar 2018 (2 years ago)
    / Venezuela - Refugees / Venezuela - Asylum-seekers