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  • Over 5,000 Venezuelans find new homes through Brazil’s internal relocation programme

    news UNHCR News, 15 Mar 2019 (2 years ago )
    Over 5,000 Venezuelans have been relocated from Brazil’s northern state of Roraima to 17 other states in the country, thanks to an innovative internal relocation programme supported by UNHCR, the UN Refugee agency, civil society and other UN agencies such as IOM, UNFPA and UNDP. According to offi...
  • Asylum applications by Venezuelans soar to over 400,000

    news UNHCR News, 08 Mar 2019 (2 years ago )
    As a result of the situation in Venezuela, the number of asylum applications by Venezuelan citizens worldwide has increased exponentially, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced on 8 March. Since 2014, over 414,000 asylum claims have been lodged by Venezuelans worldwide, nearly 60 percent of them (...
  • UNHCR opens reception centre near Colombian border to assist vulnerable Venezuelans

    news UNHCR News, 08 Mar 2019 (2 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, together with the Colombian authorities, is opening today a reception centre to offer support to vulnerable refugees and migrants from Venezuela in the border city of Maicao, in La Guajira region. The Integrated Assistance Centre, set up at the request of national and l...
  • Venezuelan outflow continues unabated, stands now at 3.4 million

    news UNHCR News, 22 Feb 2019 (2 years ago )
    The number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela worldwide now stands at 3.4 million, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the International Organization for Migration, announced. According to data from national immigration authorities and other sources, countries in Latin America and the Car...
  • A donation from the América Mineiro club makes a difference at a small soccer school in Boa Vista that unites Venezuelans and Brazilians

    news UNHCR News, 19 Feb 2019 (2 years ago )
    Throughout the week, more than a hundred children from Brazil and Venezuela have soccer classes at a small school of Venezuelan coach Luis Madrid, located in Boa Vista (Roraima). On February, the training included a special visit from the technical committee of the América Fútbol Club de Minas, whic...
  • The internal relocation of Venezuelans in Brazil exceeds the threshold of 4,700 people benefited

    news UNHCR News, 15 Feb 2019 (2 years ago )
    A total of 226 Venezuelans living in Boa Vista (Roraima) will be relocated to eight Brazilian cities on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 Feb. They will be hosted by 11 shelters run by six civil society institutions located in: Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul), Caixas do Sul (Rio Grande do Sul), Goioerê (Pa...
  • France gives a hand to Venezuelans through UNHCR

    news UNHCR News, 06 Feb 2019 (2 years ago )
    France responded to UNHCR's call to improve the conditions of more than 1 million refugees and migrants from Venezuela who have arrived in Colombia, in search of protection and access to decent living conditions. The European country donated USD 500,000 to respond to the needs of Venezuelans in Colo...
  • Joint statement by Eduardo Stein, Joint UNHCR-IOM Special Representative for Venezuelan refugees and migrants

    news UNHCR News, 28 Jan 2019 (2 years ago )
    The flow of hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants from Venezuela in recent years is the largest population movement in the recent history of Latin America. In the face of this monumental crisis, the reaction of the countries of the region has been exemplary. In recent days, however, violen...
  • UNHCR renews offer to Curacao on Venezuelan refugee response

    news UNHCR News, 17 Jan 2019 (2 years ago )
    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 the...
  • Days of rights: A door to integration

    news UNHCR News, 24 Dec 2018 (2 years ago )
    The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, supports the Colombian Government in its implementation of specific days for the attention and protection of the rights of refugees and migrants from Venezuela and returned Colombian population in twelve municipalities of the Alántico department. UNHCR will continue wit...