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  • Joint action reinforces the attention of Venezuelans in Roraima

    news UNHCR News, 29 Nov 2018 (2 years ago )
    Most of the people coming from Venezuela arrive in Brazil by land, crossing the border with the state of Roraima. To offer humanitarian attention to those thousands of people, several UN agencies are working in the region, together with the Federal Government. In particular, since July 2018, the Uni...
  • Helping refugees to thrive in Costa Rica

    news UNHCR News, 28 Nov 2018 (2 years ago )
    Support from the Costa Rican Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and local nonprofits is allowing refugees the opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial ideas and compete for start-up funds. Costa Rica has developed standout systems of protection allowing...
  • UNHCR and IOM welcome the adoption of a work plan for refugees and migrants from Venezuela

    news UNHCR News, 26 Nov 2018 (2 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Agency for Refugees, and IOM, the United Nations Migration Organization, welcome the adoption, recognized by 8 Latin American countries, of a declaration and a work plan to coordinate the response to protection needs and assistance of Venezuelan refugees and migrants in their territori...
  • United Nations agencies and the Brazilian Army receive human rights award for humanitarian response to the situation in Venezuela

    news UNHCR News, 22 Nov 2018 (2 years ago )
    UNHCR, IOM, UNFPA, UNICEF and the commander of the Operación Acogida (Reception Operation) were recognized by the Ministry of Human Rights of Brazil for the joint actions of attention to refugees and migrants from Venezuela. “This award represents the joint work of all the actors that make up the hu...
  • Striving to protect vulnerable Venezuelan children

    news UNHCR News, 20 Nov 2018 (2 years ago )
    Venezuelan children reaching Colombia are often susceptible to assault and are frequently underweight. “The most durable solution for children and their parents will be integration into their host communities, and part of that is getting them access to education,” said Jozef Merkx, UNHCR’s represent...
  • Young people dance to promote inclusion in Panama

    news UNHCR News, 16 Nov 2018 (2 years ago )
    The dance project led by the community and supported by the Youth Initiatives Fund of UNHCR promotes social and cultural integration in Panama, while young refugees migrants, and locals dance to blur the lines of exclusion. Balance and discipline are disseminated in the dance studio of "Enlaces" ...
  • Venezuelan asylum-seekers strengthen Brazil’s workforce

    news UNHCR News, 16 Nov 2018 (2 years ago )
    Since 2015, 2.3 million people have left Venezuela. Over 150,000 Venezuelans have entered Brazil through the remote northern state of Roraima, and more than 65,000 requested asylum thus far. In Boa Vista there were no stable jobs and the shelter was crowded, but thanks to a government-led voluntary ...
  • Number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela reaches 3 million

    news UNHCR News, 08 Nov 2018 (2 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the UN Migration Agency, announced that the number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela worldwide has now reached three million. According to data from national immigration authorities and other sources, countries in Latin America and the Caribbean host an e...
  • UNHCR reinforces border response as Venezuelans rush to beat Peru deadline

    news UNHCR News, 02 Nov 2018 (2 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, reinforced its response at crucial border points in Peru, Ecuador and Colombia this week as thousands of refugees and migrants from Venezuela rushed into Peru ahead of a deadline for seeking Temporary Stay Permits. On Wednesday, the number of Venezuelan refugees and mig...
  • Statement by UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie in Lima, Peru

    news UNHCR News, 23 Oct 2018 (2 years ago )
    UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie and Peruvian Minister of Foreign Affairs Nestor Popolizio where together in a press conference in Lima, Peru on October 23, 2018. Read the Angelina Jolie complete statement here.