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Montevideo, July 21st 2019 - 00:12 UTC

Tag: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

  • Wednesday, December 26th 2018 - 08:52 UTC

    Managua acknowledges 340 political prisoners, NGOs speak of almost twice as many

     Protests against Ortega and his wife began on April 18.

    A total 340 people have been reported Tuesday to be incarcerated in Nicaragua for their involvement in anti-givernment actions, according to the National Prison System, as the administration of President Daniel Ortega has been going through a socio-political crisis since April that has left hundreds dead and thousands either under arrest or injured. Human rights NGOs estimate the number of detainees to be almost twice as many.

  • Saturday, December 15th 2018 - 09:34 UTC

    UN forecasts 2 million Venezuelans will emigrate in 2019

    “The reasons for these people leaving goes from sheer hunger to violence and lack of security,” said UNHCR's Filippo Grandi.

    Around two million more Venezuelans are expected to flee their country during 2019, according to a United Nations forecast released Friday in Geneva. If true, the total number of Venezuelan migrants could reach 5.3 million a year from now.

  • 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.