Venezuela

SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

According to UNHCR and IOM’s latest report, the number of Venezuelans leaving their country has reached 4 million. Globally, the report also reveals that Venezuelans are one of the single largest population groups displaced, with a number of refugees and migrants that has increased by one million since November 2018.

18 junio 2019
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

The number of asylum applications in Trinidad and Tobago by citizens of Venezuela is on the increase. In 2017, nearly 40,000 people applied for asylum.

In response, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is working to support countries throughout the Americas and the Caribbean, including Trinidad and Tobago, by engaging in registration and profiling of the population, reinforcing reception capacity of host communities, assisting with emergency preparedness and contingency planning, and providing basic humanitarian assistance.         

19 junio 2018
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Corría el mes de diciembre y mi tristeza se había convertido en depresión. Para entonces llevaba casi dos años viviendo fuera de Venezuela, pues al igual que muchos jóvenes de mi país me sentí obligado a buscar oportunidades lejos de nuestras fronteras. En mi caso, sin embargo, la estadía en Colombia había resultado más difícil de lo esperado, no encontraba un empleo donde pudiera hacer gala de mis habilidades y conocimientos profesionales y estaba bastante lejos de sentirme contento.

07 junio 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

The month of December was passing by and my sadness had turned into depression. At that moment, I had lived outside of Venezuela for almost two years, since I, like many other young people from my country, felt the need to look for opportunities beyond our borders. However, in my case, my stay in Colombia had become more challenging than expected: I couldn’t find a job where I could utilize my skills and professional knowledge, and I was quite far from content.

07 junio 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

The day I received an alert for an online volunteering opportunity with the UNV Latin American and the Caribbean Portfolio, I had already applied for different assignments throughout the years. My happiness was immense. My perseverance gave me the possibility to collaborate, not only contributing with knowledge about the reality of my own country, Venezuela, but also with other groups and situations in other latitudes, in this case Nicaragua.

20 diciembre 2016
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Cuando recibí una alerta para la convocatoria del proyecto en línea “Desarrollar contenido de opinión en redes sociales sobre los ODS” del portafolio de América Latina y El Caribe, ya me había postulado para diversas asignaciones durante varios años. La alegría fue superlativa. Mi perseverancia me permitiría colaborar no solo con el conocimiento de las realidades de mi propio país, Venezuela, sino también con realidades que aquejan otras latitudes, en este caso Nicaragua. 

20 diciembre 2016
Latin America and the Caribbean
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Caracas, Venezuela: Trabajo como oficial asociada de protección VNU en la Oficina del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados (ACNUR) desde abril de 2012. Mi función es brindar asesoramiento jurídico a personas que buscan asilo y a refugiados en el país, y contribuir con la recopilación y el análisis de información sobre sus países de origen, la que servirá como base para la redacción de documentos de índole jurídica y política.

20 junio 2013
Latin America and the Caribbean
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Caracas, Venezuela:  I have been working as a UN Volunteer Associate Protection Officer at the Protection Unit of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Caracas since April 2012. My role is to provide legal advice to asylum-seekers and refugees in the country, as well as to contribute to the compilation and analysis of country of origin information that shall serve as the basis for the drafting of legal and policy documents.

20 junio 2013
Latin America and the Caribbean
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Caracas, Venezuela : Je suis Volontaire des Nations Unies et j’occupe, depuis le mois d’avril 2012, le poste de spécialiste adjointe chargée de la protection pour l’unité de protection du bureau du Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HRC) à Caracas. Mon rôle est de fournir des conseils juridiques aux demandeurs d’asile et aux réfugiés se trouvant dans le pays, et de contribuer à la compilation et à l’analyse de l’information sur le pays d’origine qui servira à l’élaboration des documents juridiques et de politique.

20 junio 2013
Latin America and the Caribbean
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