UN warns about the conditions of Venezuelan migrants

According to the UN, at least four million people are having difficulties meeting their basic needs.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) detailed in a recent report that more than four million people from Venezuela have serious problems meeting their basic needs once they leave the country.

The latest analysis on the needs of refugees and migrants in 2023 reveals that despite the efforts of host countries to regularize and integrate all these people, the global and regional crisis especially affects those who leave Venezuela, who are also at risk. of being victims of abuse, human trafficking, forced recruitment and gender violence.

Thus, although “regularization initiatives in the region are the path to a dignified life,” as pointed out by the joint special representative of the IOM and UNHCR for Venezuela, Eduardo Stein, 60% of Venezuelans with proper documentation do not has adequate access to basic rights.

“The fact that half of Venezuelans in the region face barriers to receiving medical care and cannot afford three meals a day or access adequate housing highlights the urgent need for international support,” Stein said.

The study, carried out by the Regional Interagency Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela (R4V), shows that despite the “positive results” of these initiatives, a third of Venezuelan refugees in Latin America and the Caribbean have not been able to regularize their situation, which prevents them from accessing well-paid jobs.

This situation has caused, for example, that 19% of the minors of these families have stopped going to school for informal and poorly paid jobs to help the family economy.

“The countries of the region urgently need greater financing,” claims a report, which warns that of the 1.72 billion dollars requested by R4V, barely 12% of these funds have been received.

According to official figures and estimates from host countries and the R4V Platform, until August 2023 there were more than 7.7 million refugees and migrants from Venezuela around the world, of which more than 6.5 million They are found in 17 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Source: dpa

(Referential image source: Mathias Reding, Unsplash)

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