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Montevideo, November 19th 2018 - 15:46 UTC

Tag: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

  • Monday, October 8th 2018 - 16:36 UTC

    UNHCR calls “monumental crisis” the migration of Venezuelans

    “Being here symbolizes the will of the international community to be close to Colombia in this very important effort to respond to a monumental crisis,” told Grandi.

    The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, made a visit to the Colombian-Venezuelan border to understand the dimensions of the exodus of Venezuelans that, according to the UN statistics, 1.9 million have left Venezuela since 2015 due the Venezuela's economic and social situation.

  • Sunday, August 19th 2018 - 18:26 UTC

    Complications for the diaspora: Venezuelans can only flee with a passport to Peru or Ecuador

    Peruvian Migration Office recorded last Saturday the largest number of Venezuelan citizens who entered the country in a single day: more than 5,100 people.

    The Ministry of the Interior of Peru has announced that as of the dawn of next Saturday, August 25, Venezuelans will be required to present their passport to be admitted to the country. This measure coincides with that taken by Ecuador this week when it reached record figures in the entry of Venezuelan citizens in that country. The National Superintendency of Migrations of Peru recorded last Saturday the largest number of Venezuelan citizens who entered the country in a single day: more than 5,100.