Number of Venezuelan migrants in Peru would reach one million by 2019

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Due to the social and economic crisis generated by the dictatorial regime of Nicolás Maduro, some 635,000 Venezuelans have entered Peru in recent months, according to the National Superintendency of Migration. The figure has increased sixfold during 2018, since in January there were 100 thousand migrants from that country.

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Study forecasts 8.2 million Venezuelan migrants for 2019 due to crisis

Venezuelans who have fled the country already exceed three million, with more than one million in Colombia. But a new analysis by the Brookings Institution suggests that the exodus could be dramatically accentuated in 2019. According to this projection, the political crisis, the severe food shortages and the collapse in the oil economy have the potential to raise up to at least 8.2 million the number of Venezuelan migrants and refugees distributed throughout the world today, equivalent to 25.8% of the total population, in a tragedy of magnitude higher than the Syrian refugee crisis, where five million people fled due to the war civil. Continue reading “Study forecasts 8.2 million Venezuelan migrants for 2019 due to crisis”

Angelina Jolie traveled to Peru to learn about the situation of Venezuelan migrants

Actress Angelina Jolie as Special Envoy of UNHCR is in Peru to carry out an official visit this week. Peru is one of the countries that has received a greater number of Venezuelan refugees and migrants. The exodus of Venezuelans is the largest people movement in the recent history of Latin America. Continue reading “Angelina Jolie traveled to Peru to learn about the situation of Venezuelan migrants”

Amnesty International urges countries in the region to guarantee the rights of Venezuelan migrants

Amnesty International (AI) called on the countries of Latin America, which meet today and tomorrow in Quito to address Venezuelan migration, guarantee the rights of these people and refrain from “imposing barriers that hinder” their access to protection mechanisms. Continue reading “Amnesty International urges countries in the region to guarantee the rights of Venezuelan migrants”