The pandemic affects the health and well-being of millions of people, hitting the Americas with full force. The most vulnerable people, including Venezuelan migrants and refugees, end up suffering the most.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone and everything. However, there are particular challenges for women in the current situation, at a global scale.
Venezuelan migration is today the largest displacement crisis the Americas has ever seen, and globally the second largest after Syria’s. The predictions for 2019 became true: there are now at least 4.7 million Venezuelan migrants and refugees in the world
Little attention is being paid to those requesting asylum in the U.S. or overstaying their visas. They’re held for months and their loved ones barely get any news about their wellbeing.
Venezuelan women are dying while migrating. It’s happening silently, thoroughly, and now we finally have data on it.
Venezuelan refugees need international protection. One of the instruments that can be of use includes a definition of “refugees’ that could apply to our fellow nationals.
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