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IOM and UNHCR saddened at deaths of refugees and migrants in shipwreck off Venezuela coast

Joint UNHCR – IOM Statement

Panama - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, are deeply distressed by the death or disappearance at sea of up to 25 refugees and migrants from Venezuela, including children, after their boat capsized en route to Trinidad and Tobago. According to reports, between 14 and 21 bodies were found over the weekend floating in waters near the Venezuelan coastal town of Guiria. Search and rescue efforts continue as there may be others still missing at sea.

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USD 1.44 Billion Needed to Support Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela amid COVID-19

Geneva – Today, IOM, the International Organization for Migration, and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, launch a USD 1.44 billion regional plan to respond to the growing needs of refugees and migrants from Venezuela, and the communities hosting them, across 17 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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How do Venezuelans live in Costa Rica during the pandemic?

Currently, more than 5 million Venezuelans have left their country due to the complex socio-political context. Of those, at least 4 million are in Latin American and Caribbean countries, according to data collected from governments by the Regional Interagency Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela (R4V).

Profile of Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean Reveals Country-to-Country Variations in their Characteristics and Experiences

WASHINGTON — More than 4.3 million of the estimated 5.2 million Venezuelan refugees and migrants who have fled the ongoing complex socio-political and economic landscape in their country remain in Latin America or the Caribbean. While the movements have been widespread across the region, they are far from monolithic in their character.  

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R4V Launches “One Step Closer”, a Campaign in Solidarity with Refugees and Migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean

Panama City, August 24, 2020.- The Regional Inter-Agency Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela (R4V) launched One Step Closer today, a campaign that promotes messages of empathy, solidarity, and tolerance to refugees and migrants in 25 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, with the objective of emphasizing how we are united as human beings. 

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Support for Venezuelans in Dominican Republic amidst COVID-19 Intensifies

 

Santo Domingo – In the Dominican Republic, efforts to assist refugees and migrants from Venezuela, especially mothers, are being intensified through the distribution of 1,900 bags of emergency food supplies and housing support—all amid the advance of COVID-19 on the island.  

Moreover, the implementation of mitigation measures and mobility restrictions have brought about a considerable reduction in income for refugees and migrants. With this, many have been at risk of losing their homes. 

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Joint IOM - UNHCR Press Release - USD 1.35 billion Needed to Help Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants and Host Countries

Geneva, 13 November –The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) will today launch a USD 1.35 billion regional plan to respond to the increasing humanitarian needs of Venezuelan refugees and migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the communities hosting them. 

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Joint EU-IOM-UNHCR Communique: International Solidarity Conference on the Venezuelan Refugee and Migrant Crisis

Joint Communique by the co-chairs António Vitorino, Federica Mogherini, Filippo Grandi

The International Solidarity Conference on the Venezuelan Refugee and Migrant Crisis held in Brussels on 28-29 October 2019 sent a strong message of support to the Venezuelan refugees and migrants as well as to their host countries and communities in Latin America and the Caribbean.  

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IOM Releases First Flow Monitoring Survey on Venezuelans in Paraguay

Asunción – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has released the results of the first Flow Monitoring Survey about the Venezuelan population in Paraguay. 

The survey, part of the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), was implemented through 111 interviews to identify the profile of Venezuelans in Paraguay, as well as needs and aspects of their trip, migratory and employment status, and possibilities to access to the health care system. 

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Numerous Venezuelans in Central America and Caribbean at Risk of Trafficking, Exploitation and Discrimination, Shows IOM Analysis

San Jose – One of every five Venezuelan nationals recently arrived in countries in Central America and the Caribbean has faced a high risk of labour exploitation or trafficking for forced labour, according to a recent IOM survey, applied to 4,600 respondents in five countries.  

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