09 March 2018

Regional Focus: Venezuela


UNHCR has issued a "Guidance Note on the Outflow of Venezuelans," calling on "States receiving and/or already hosting Venezuelans to allow them access to their territory, and to continue to adopt appropriate and pragmatic protection-oriented responses, building on existing good practices in the region."

*See also this related UNHCR briefing note.

Learn more about where Venezuelans are going by visiting UNHCR's operational portal and OCHA's humanitarian response page.


"The Crisis Next Door: Mass Exodus of Desperate Venezuelans is Overwhelming Neighboring Countries," Washington Post, 2 March 2018 [text]

Four in 10 Venezuelans Would Leave Venezuela Behind (Gallup, March 2018) [text]

Half a Million and Counting: Venezuelan Exodus Puts New Strains on Colombian Border Town (IRIN, March 2018) [text]

"How Colombia Has Dealt with the Venezuelan Exodus," The Economist, 6 March 2018 [text]

Neighbor Nations Can’t Bear Costs of Venezuelan Refugee Crisis Alone (The Hill, March 2018) [text]

Porous Colombia’s Futile Deportations of Venezuelans (Refugees Deeply, Feb. 2018) [text]

[Presentación: Análisis de la Migración Venezolana a Colombia Durante el Año 2017] (OCHA, March 2018) [access]

A Venezuelan Refugee Crisis (Council on Foreign Relations, Feb. 2018) [text]

Venezuelan Refugees Inflame Brazil’s Already Simmering Migrant Crisis (The Conversation, Feb. 2018) [text]


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