Key Figures

People in Need
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PiN Blanco
5,187,263
In Destination 2,845,246
Host Communities 1,013,438
Col. Returnees 447,732
Pendular 880,847
*In Transit 159,340
10 Dec 2020
Target Population
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Target Blanco
1,802,791
In Destination 1,362,213
Host Communities 280,030
Col. Returnees 56,218
Pendular 104,330
*In Transit 116,263
10 Dec 2020
Financial Requirements
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Requerimientos financieros
$212.5M
10 Dec 2020
Appealing Partners
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partners
74
10 Dec 2020

What is the Health Sector?

Priority Needs

Key challenges identified by the Health Sector include barriers preventing refugees and migrants from Venezuela from accessing essential health services, which are often related to their regular status and frequently result in exclusion from comprehensive healthcare coverage, as well as language issues in non-Spanish speaking countries.

Considering the information from joint needs assessments conducted at country level about the health needs of refugees and migrants from Venezuela, the Health Sector has identified the following priority needs:

  • Venezuelans face challenges in accessing medical diagnostic services and treatments for cancer and non-communicable diseases which need more complex or longer-term care at the secondary, tertiary and specialized healthcare levels.
  • Among refugees and migrants from Venezuela, vulnerable groups such as children and adolescents, pregnant women, the elderly, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI+) persons, indigenous people, afro-descendants, and persons with special needs require systematic adequate access to healthcare, including emergency obstetric and newborn care, safe childbirths, emergency care, clinical management of sexual violence, care for survivors of GBV, as well as MHPSS.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic and measures adopted by some governments, including economic lockdowns, resulted in reduced operations of primary healthcare in some places, affecting access to basic public health programs, such as vaccinations, treatment for Tuberculosis and/or HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive healthcare including family planning, among others.
  • Potential recurrences of outbreaks of COVID-19 would be a significant challenge for national health systems across the region in 2021 and could endanger sustained access to public healthcare for refugees and migrants.

Response Strategy

The regional Health Sector’s overall objectives for 2021 are to:

I.  Improve access to healthcare services and commodities at every care level, including specialized care, during transit and stay of refugees and migrants, while considering needs from a gender, age, ethnicity, diversity and language perspective.

II.  Strengthen international and national frameworks to ensure greater protection of the health of refugees and migrants, especially in the face of highly complex health conditions and new outbreaks of COVID-19 and other health emergencies, taking into account priority groups, in line with the vulnerability criteria noted above.

The following key strategies will be implemented by the Health Sector:

1.  Support coordination with, and direct support to, national authorities by R4V partners, including in the form of management and exchange of information (disaggregated by sex, origin, ethnicity and age) and joint needs assessments carried out in close coordination with MoHs and National Platforms.

2.  Support cross-border and regional health coordination and cooperation between national authorities and R4V partners for the implementation of health interventions for people in transit, as well as for preparedness, response and recovery with respect to new COVID-19 outbreaks and other health emergencies, as well as potential vaccination programs against the Coronavirus.

3.  Support to strengthen community participation and promote the involvement and engagement of host communities in the response, including to guarantee equal access to the right to health without discrimination.

Documents

Reporte/Informe
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ACNUR Ecuador: Monitoreo de protección: situación de las personas refugiadas y otras en movilidad humana en Quito, 2022

El Monitoreo de Protección es una herramienta de análisis de información que el Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados (ACNUR) desarrolla para comprender la situación y necesidades de las personas refugiadas y migrantes en el país. El presente reporte pone su atención en la situación del Distrito Metropolitano de Quito, capital del Ecuador, principal ciudad de acogida para una gran mayoría de refugiados y migrantes venezolanos y colombianos.

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Published:
26 August 2022
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Datos y estadísticas
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Línea de base de los problemas y necesidades de salud de las personas refugiadas y migrantes procedentes de Venezuela en Lima Metropolitana

La población refugiada y migrante de Venezuela en el Perú constituye una población vulnerable cuyas necesidades de salud han sido progresivamente atendidas a nivel nacional, regional y local. Sin embargo, es posible que la pandemia de COVID-19 haya no solo limitado estas acciones sino empeorado la situación general de esta población. Ante ello, la OPS/OMS ha desarrollado el presente estudio mixto cuanti-cualitativo para describir su situación socioeconómica, e identificar sus principales necesidades y riesgos en la salud en tres distritos de Lima Metropolitana. Como conclusiones generales, la población migrante y refugiada de Venezuela en el Perú representa una población expuesta a diversos problemas de salud relacionados con el propio proceso migratorio, las condiciones socioeconómicas en las que viven y el actual contexto de la pandemia de COVID-19. Adicionalmente, sus posibilidades de acceder a servicios de salud de calidad y de forma oportuna se ven limitadas por barreras administrativas asociadas con carencias en la documentación regular, discriminación en los establecimientos de salud, falta de tiempo y dinero, y maltratos por parte del personal de salud.

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53
Published:
23 August 2022
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Evaluación Refugiados y Migrantes
Datos y Estadísticas
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GTRM Ecuador: Evaluación Conjunta Necesidades - Mayo 2022

El presente informe detalla los resultados de la cuarta ronda de la Evaluación Conjunta de Necesidades del Grupo de Trabajo para Refugiados y Migrantes (GTRM) de Ecuador, implementada en mayo de 2022. Este análisis describe la metodología utilizada, su alcance y sus principales resultados.

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676
Published:
27 July 2022
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Evaluación
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GTRM Ecuador: Resumen Evaluación Conjunta de Necesidades - Mayo 2022

El presente resumen muestra los resultados de la cuarta ronda de la Evaluación Conjunta de Necesidades del Grupo de Trabajo para Refugiados y Migrantes (GTRM) de Ecuador, implementada en mayo de 2022. Este análisis describe la metodología utilizada, su alcance y sus principales resultados.

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304
Published:
27 July 2022
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Factsheet
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Atenção Primária à Saúde apoiada pelo UNICEF para refugiados e migrantes da Venezuela – Roraima, Amazonas – Brasil, Janeiro a Junho/2022

Desde Março de 2018 o UNICEF desenvolve atividades de saúde e nutrição voltadas à assistência de refugiados e migrantes da Venezuela, No Brasil, as principais atividades de saúde estão focadas principalmente na região Norte do País, por meio da implementação de serviços de atenção primária à saúde (APS) e nutrição em abrigos de Boa Vista e Pacaraima (RR), Manaus (AM), Belém, Ananindeua e Santarém (PA)

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18
Published:
19 July 2022
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Situation Reports Refugiados e Migrantes
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Sector Contacts

Celso Bambaren

WHO/PAHO

[email protected]

 

Adriana Ponte

UNAIDS

[email protected]