May 13, 2021

Caribbean governments exchange experiences managing migrant and refugee flows in conjunction with IOM and UNHCR

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The Caribbean region faces an increasingly complex mixed migration phenomenon including asylum seekers, refugees, stateless people, and vulnerable migrants. It is a region of destination and transit for thousands of people, including people needing international protection, each year. To mark World Refugee Day, on June 20 the Caribbean Migration Consultations (CMC), in coordination with representatives […]

Caribbean Islands can expect greater influx of Venezuelans

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From Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – Aruba and Curaçao must be prepared for even more refugees from Venezuela. In Aruba, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago together there are now an estimated 147,000 Venezuelan migrants. That number will rise to 220,000 next year, the UN refugee organization UNHCR expects. Venezuela, which is only a […]

The Editor Speaks: World Refugee Day

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Today (20) is World Refugee Day. World Refugee Day commemorates the obstacles refugees face each year, while also celebrating their courage and strength. Since 2001, the United Nations and more than 100 countries have observed World Refugee Day annually on June 20th. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has started the #WithRefugees petition to […]

Trump administration will contribute to UN’s $46M request to help Venezuelan refugees

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BY FRANCO ORDOÑEZ AND JACQUELINE CHARLES From McClatchy DC WASHINGTON The Trump administration is considering giving up to nearly $10 million more to help Latin American and Caribbean nations with the flow of displaced Venezuelans. The appropriation would be part of the U.S. contribution to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ $46 million special […]

31 allegations of sexual abuse in 3 months, United Nations reports

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AFP From Deccan Chronicle UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has made fighting sexual abuse by peacekeepers and UN staff a priority of his tenure. United Nations:  The United Nations reported 31 new allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation in three months Friday, with nearly half of those involving staff or partner organizations of the UN refugee […]

Haitians chasing false promises flee from United States to Canada

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From Caribbean News Service NEW YORK, Aug 15 2017 – Thousands of Haitians with uncertain immigration status have fled the United States in recent weeks, walking across the New York border into Quebec seeking a safe haven in Canada, according to the United Nations‘ refugee agency and Canadian immigration lawyers. An influx of asylum seekers […]

UN urges Caribbean nations to see benefits from surge in refugees

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The United Nations is urging countries around the Caribbean to view the recent surge in refugees, from near and far, as a long-term benefit and not just a short-term challenge. Ruben Barbado, with the United Nations High Commission for Refugee (UNHCR) agency, told journalists at the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) that many refugees, though fleeing under duress, […]

Caribbean not immune to impact of war, says UNHCR

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From Jamaica Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The United Commission for Human Rights says the Caribbean is not immune from the impact of war, violence, persecution and discrimination. In a statement to mark World Refugee Day, being observed today, the United nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said “no country or region in the world […]