How do Venezuelans live in Costa Rica during the pandemic?

How do Venezuelans live in Costa Rica during the pandemic?

19 / 11 / 2020 | Emergencies & Humanitarian Action | Guest Contributor

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).


11,109 kilometers away from home, there is a missing migrant.

11,109 kilometers away from home, there is a missing migrant

19 / 11 / 2020 | | Edwin Viales

 

1. Cameroon and Gabon

That afternoon Samuel must have thought that he had not brought all the water he needed for his mother, while his sister stared blankly at the wooden frame and the brown colour of the mud walls of her Boma[1]. That afternoon it was too hot and they had already run out of food.


Inclusión laboral de trabajadores migrantes y reactivación económica en tiempos de COVID-19

Labour inclusion of migrant workers and economic reactivation in times of COVID-19

05 / 11 / 2020 | Labour Migration | Virginia Negro

Why should we talk about migration and economic reactivation? After several months living with a pandemic and a health emergency, it is essential to invigorate the labour market and generate actions towards economic reactivation and recovery. At the IOM, we believe that sustainable, long-lasting and socially committed initiatives are needed to address the priorities and different necessities that have arisen in the communities, adding social value through the businesses’ capabilities.


Between Borders: Stranded Migrants During the Pandemic

Between Borders: Stranded Migrants During the Pandemic

05 / 11 / 2020 | Emergencies & Humanitarian Action | Laura Manzi

Panama, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic: these are just some of the countries in the Central America, North America, and Caribbean region where, since the beginning of the pandemic, groups of migrants have been stranded due to mobility restrictions and the closing of borders. These measures, promulgated by national governments with the aim of containing the international spread of the disease, affected both cross-border migrations to a country of destination and those of return to the community of origin, since they were all interrupted or hindered.


Migration and disability in 2020

Migration and disability in 2020

08 / 10 / 2020 | Migrant Protection and Assistance | Laura Manzi

Although calculating the number of people with disabilities in the world is a complicated task, since there are no official records, and also because of other challenges, such as having to distinguish between physical, mental, intellectual or sensory disabilities, according to the