Early in March, before the novel coronavirus was declared a pandemic, Samuel Suárez was already giving at-risk Ecuadorans in rural areas lifesaving tips to avoid infection.
Refugees and migrants from Venezuela during COVID-19 crisis: as needs soar more inclusive measures and aid are essential
With the coronavirus pandemic testing health care systems around the world, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the International Organization for Migration, are calling attention to the challenges facing refugees and migrants from Venezuela.
Traditionally, Venezuela has been a generous host to thousands of refugees. But with escalating economic instability, violence and a lack of access to food, medicine and jobs, Venezuelan families themselves have been forced to flee their country.
It can be hard to imagine a crisis involving more than four million people as invisible — but to UNHCR staffer Olga Sarrado Mur, the Venezuela situation often feels that way.
Two new Special Stay Permits announced by Colombia this week are expected to benefit Venezuelans who entered Colombia before 29 November 2019
Training, mentorship in entrepreneurship and seed money help Venezuelan refugees who lost everything start over in Ecuador.
By flying thousands of Venezuelans out of a remote Amazonian state to cities with better job prospects, an ‘interiorization’ programme helps refugees get off to a fresh start.
UNHCR welcomes a decision from Brazil to move to recognize thousands of Venezuelan asylum-seekers as refugees on a prima facie basis.
Venezuelan refugee César has been deaf mute since birth. But a fast-food firm in Colombia looked beyond the challenges he faces.
UNHCR and IOM will launch a US$1.35 billion regional plan to respond to the increasing humanitarian needs of Venezuelan refugees and migrants.