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  • Solidarity that provides shelter

    news UNHCR News, 21 Dec 2018 (2 years ago )
    The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, and the Japanese company Fast Retailing, visited Norte de Santander and La Guajira, border areas in Colombia, to deliver clothing to refugees and migrants arriving from Venezuela. “As a global company we want to use the power of garments to generate a positive impact on...
  • Colombians have joined and affirmed "Juntos Somos Panas Colombia" ("Together we are friends")

    news UNHCR News, 20 Dec 2018 (2 years ago )
    12 months after the launching of the Somos Panas Colombia (We are friends) campaign, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, presents a very positive assessment of this first year of activities and calls on Colombian society to welcome Venezuelan newcomers with empathy and solidarity. Somos Panas Colombia ...
  • São Paulo helps refugees find their feet in Brazil

    news UNHCR News, 17 Dec 2018 (2 years ago )
    The stream of refugees and migrants crossing from Venezuela to Brazil has increased exponentially over the last five years, with almost 200,000 arriving since the start of 2017. Of these, more than 100,000 have since moved on, leaving the current total in the country at some 98,000 with an average o...
  • Refugees and migrants from Venezuela attend the "Concert Without Borders" supported by IOM and UNHCR on the northern border of Ecuador

    news UNHCR News, 17 Dec 2018 (2 years ago )
    As part of the activities that took place in Ecuador to commemorate Migrant International Day, the Foreign Ministry of Ecuador, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) supported the "Concert Without Borders", organized by the Orquesta Joven del Ecuador on...
  • Emergency plan for refugees and migrants from Venezuela launched

    news UNHCR News, 14 Dec 2018 (2 years ago )
    Faced with the largest population outflow in Latin America of recent years, 95 organizations covering 16 countries have been working together to establish a comprehensive response to the urgent needs of millions of refugees and migrants from Venezuela, and host communities. This effort is coordinate...
  • Displaced Colombians open their doors to Venezuelan refugees and migrants

    news UNHCR News, 14 Dec 2018 (2 years ago )
    Over three million Venezuelans have left their home country. An estimated 5,500 cross every day to Colombia with the purpose of staying in the country or continuing their journey southwards. Over 35,000 people enter Colombia every day through the crossing in the North Santander region, many of th...
  • First race and walk for refugees celebrates integration of Venezuelans in the city of Manaus

    news UNHCR News, 10 Dec 2018 (2 years ago )
    Around 2,000 people ran on Sunday to celebrate the integration between Venezuelans and the population of Manaus, one of the main destinations for refugees and migrants from Venezuela, who seek protection and assistance in Brazil. The fraternization took place during the unpublished Manaus #ComOsR...
  • Venezuelan refugee girl wins third place in children and youth contest on refugees

    news UNHCR News, 07 Dec 2018 (2 years ago )
    Sofia is 10 years old and for two years, she has lived as a refugee in Mexico. Her story as a refugee girl begins the day her parents told her to pack everything, since they were moving on the very next day. Sofia packed some toys and clothes, but also a Venezuelan flag, which she folded in her back...
  • Venezuela: The Network of Safe Spaces in San Cristóbal supports the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence

    news UNHCR News, 03 Dec 2018 (2 years ago )
    Past Sunday, November 25, Venezuelan people attended a colorful activity in the Metropolitan Park of San Cristóbal with the aim to unify efforts and promote “Nonviolence”. The meeting was held within the framework of the 16 Days of activism against gender violence, thanks to the coordination of the ...
  • A chance to live: The quest of Venezuelan refugees and migrants with HIV/AIDS

    news UNHCR News, 30 Nov 2018 (2 years ago )
    Over three million refugees and migrants have left Venezuela to date. The lack of medicine has forced thousands – especially those with chronic illnesses such as HIV/AIDS – to search for treatment and hope in other countries. For people living with HIV/AIDS, having access to antiretroviral treatm...