UN: Plan Launched to Support Millions of Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants

CARACAS, Venezuela, Tuesday November 19, 2019 – A US$1.35 billion appeal has been launched to meet the increasing humanitarian needs of Venezuelan refugees and migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean and to support the communities hosting them.

The ongoing political and economic crisis in the South American country has forced more than 4.6 million citizens to flee, nearly 80 per cent of whom are sheltering in the region.

If current trends continue, numbers could reach 6.5 million by next year, according to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), which launched the plan.         

“Only through a coordinated and harmonized approach will it be possible to effectively address the large-scale needs, which continue to increase and evolve as the current crisis deepens”, said Eduardo Stein, Joint UNHCR-IOM Special Representative for Venezuelan refugees and migrants.

The 2020 Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RMRP) includes actions in nine key sectors such as health, education, protection, nutrition, shelter and humanitarian transport.

It also puts a strong focus on ensuring the social and economic inclusion of refugees and migrants.

The 2020 RMRP, as the plan is known, is the result of a wide-ranging consultation process that involved host Governments, civil society and faith-based organizations, local communities and donors, but also refugees and migrants themselves.

It is a coordination and fundraising tool established and implemented by nearly 140 organizations working across the region.

Stein underscored the need for increased resource mobilization.

“Despite many efforts and other initiatives, the dimension of the problem is greater than the current response capacity, so it is necessary that the international community doubles these efforts and contributions to help the countries and international organizations responding to the crisis,” he said.

“More support to governments is needed, with a focus on development concerns, in addition to immediate humanitarian needs.”

SOURCE: http://www.caribbean360.com/news/plan-launched-to-support-millions-of-venezuelan-refugees-and-migrants#ixzz65mBBw1bp

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  • kamtanblog  On 11/20/2019 at 1:27 am

    Economic migrants benefits their adopted
    Mass economic migration the issue.
    The article above addresses some of the
    issues by highlighting the needs of the
    welcoming neighbours. The Roraima (Brazil) and Essequibo (Guyana) region is very “underpopulated” hence the action by
    RMRP should be welcomed.

    Hope MSM also addresses/highlights the plight of the economic migrants.

    Kamtan UK/spain economic migrant
    these eco

  • wally n  On 11/20/2019 at 4:13 pm

    “welcoming neighbours. The Roraima (Brazil) and Essequibo (Guyana) region is very “underpopulated” hence the action by
    RMRP should be welcomed.”
    Every one of the illegal hordes brought by Trudeau, into Canada were supposed to do just that, settle in the wide open spaces, bastards never do, as a matter of fact, I think they hate me 😁they mostly end up in SCARBOROUGH (free city)
    But the “smart) ones flood (directed) to small towns, flood,fill council then move on to Province, then Federal,….then suddenly promoting the county they ran away from.
    All I saying, trafficking rules,I don’t trust anything coming out of the UN NADA
    Be careful,this action cannot be reversed. see Europe, Sweden….all emotion. NO BRAINS!

    • kamtanblog  On 11/20/2019 at 7:03 pm

      The majority of economic migrants
      become good citizens and benefit their adopted nation state …integrate. However a few do not. OZ a better example on how
      to address the issues of integration/migration.
      than Canada Sweden EU. When in Rome !
      In less than a decade Guyana will be flooded
      with economic migrants unless the issues
      are addressed by its leaders. Free and fair
      laws introduced to address the issues.
      Fortunately for Guyana some of these
      economic migrants may have the skills
      it’s petro industry may need. Venezuela
      is an oil producing country and a member
      of opec….Guyana may yet decide to join
      We can but speculate on how Guyana will
      develop/change in the next decade or two.

      Forever the optimist


  • wally n  On 11/20/2019 at 7:54 pm

    Are you finally saying “Check em before you let em?” I hope so, because the crooked UN (globalist) saying “In a barrel of crap……you might find a diamond”

  • Trevor  On 11/21/2019 at 12:14 am

    AmeriKKKa destroyed the economy of Venezuela, so why should Guyanese have to pay for it?

    Unless that’s stated with the Exxon contract.

    • kamtanblog  On 11/21/2019 at 2:38 am

      To answer Q
      Why should Guyana have to pay for it ?

      Because the big bully Potus says so !

      Go figure


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