UNHCR and IOM welcome the adoption by Latin American countries of a road map to facilitate integration in the region of Venezuelan refugees and migrants.
With over 4 million Venezuelans now living in exile, UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie appealed for more leadership, more humanity and more support to countries bearing the brunt of the crisis.
UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie speaks at a press conference at the Integrated Assistance Centre in Maicao, Colombia, on June 8, 2019.
UNHCR calls on states to allow Venezuelan refugees and migrants to access safety, as security and humanitarian situation worsens in their country.
Given Venezuela’s worsening political, economic, human rights and humanitarian situation, UNHCR now considers those fleeing in need of refugee protection.
A new reception centre in Maicao offers temporary housing for the most vulnerable Venezuelans who are exposed to serious risks.
Despite Venezuela having officially closed its land borders with neighbouring Colombia and Brazil, thousands of people are still leaving the country daily.
Refugees and migrants brave floods, bandits and treacherous footpaths in a desperate search for food, medicine and safety in Cúcuta.
The number of Venezuelan refugees and migrants worldwide now stands at 3.4 million, UNHCR and IOM announced earlier this week.
As the temperatures plunge, the checklist of items needed to stay warm surges. Thousands are in urgent need of winter assistance.