Key Figures

People in Need
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PiN Blanco
118,473
In Destination 87,909
Host Communities 2,061
Col. Returnees 9,797
Pendular 18,706
*In Transit 207,747
10 Dec 2020
Target Population
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Target Blanco
64,488
In Destination 63,422
Host Communities 60
Col. Returnees 725
Pendular 281
*In Transit 26,815
10 Dec 2020
Financial Requirements
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Requerimientos financieros
$10.9M
10 Dec 2020
Appealing Partners
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partners
16
10 Dec 2020

What is the Humanitarian Transportation Sector?

Priority Needs

Movements of refugees and migrants from Venezuela are expected to continue throughout 2021, whether persons transiting through host countries, undertaking pendular movements to and from Venezuela, or entering a destination country with the intention to stay. In August 2020, countries in the region began reopening borders and relaxing travel restrictions previously imposed due to COVID-19, which had an effect on refugees and migrants keen to recommence their movements. In Colombia, for example, an estimated 153,000 people will require inter-municipal, departmental or border-to-border transportation to safely continue their journeys in 2021.

As many refugees and migrants from Venezuela lack the financial means to pay for safe transport, and in view of growing levels of destitution resulting from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, an increasing number resort to irregular and high-risk forms of travel, such as walking, where the risks of exposure to various protection risks, including GBV, human trafficking or smuggling, exacerbates their already desperate situation. Moreover, once in-destination or while staying temporarily in each location, many refugees and migrants need to move within or in-between cities, districts or provinces in order to access protection and health services, the labour market or basic goods.

 

Response Strategy

Scope of the sector response

The focus of the Humanitarian Transportation response is to provide the most vulnerable refugees and migrants from Venezuela with border-to-border, internal and day-to-day transportation assistance in a safe, humane and dignified manner, ensuring that the following three objectives are met:

1.         First, protection, which includes support to mitigate risks such as human trafficking and smuggling and GBV, particularly among women, girls and persons of diverse gender identities and sexual orientations;

2.        Second, integration, by supporting refugees and migrants to travel to their destinations, for family reunification (particularly for unaccompanied and separated children, or UASCs) and to access the labour market to seek employment; and

3.        Third, to facilitate access to basic goods and services through transport assistance for those who otherwise cannot physically access food, non-food items (NFIs), healthcare, and psychosocial support.

The Sector response will be implemented across 11 countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.

Response priorities

The first response priority is to provide border-to-border transportation assistance for persons in-transit. The second response priority is to provide internal transportation  between a border and an internal location within a host country or between provinces to facilitate integration. The third response priority is the provision of assistance for day-to-day local transport at the city or municipality level for the most vulnerable.

Integrated response approaches

There exists an inter-sectoral complementarity between the Humanitarian Transportation and the Human Trafficking & Human Smuggling and GBV Sub-Sectors of the Protection Sector, as interventions of the former aim to reduce protection risks addressed by the latter two. Additionally, close collaboration with the WASH and Health Sectors will be necessary to ensure the integration of COVID-19 prevention measures in relocation procedures.

Response modalities

The main response modalities will be in-kind transport services and cash and voucher assistance (CVA) towards the costs of public transport services. Collaboration with the regional CVA Working Group will add value to the response and improve the cost-efficiency of transport interventions.

Documents

Reporte/Informe
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Proceso de Homologación de Kits

El Grupo de Trabajo de WAN (Wash, Alojamiento, NFI1 y Transporte Humanitario) – GT WAN, entre las principales actividades en el 2022, contempla la armonización/homologación de los kits NFI como un esfuerzo interagencial a nivel nacional y local, con la finalidad de responder de forma eficiente y oportuna a las necesidades de la población meta.

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Published:
08 September 2022
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Actualización de la situación
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
Reporte/Informe
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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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Datos y estadísticas
Dashboard/Infographic, Data and statistics, Report
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Informe de Interiorização - Junho/2022

O informe de Interiorização do Subcomitê Federal para Interiorização, coordenado pelo Ministério da Cidadania, apresenta os resultados da Estratégia de Interiorização do governo federal realizada pela Operação Acolhida, resposta humanitária do Governo Federal ao fluxo de refugiados e migrantes venezuelanos no Brasil. Implementada desde 2018, a Estratégia de Interiorização foi estabelecida para aliviar a pressão sobre os serviços públicos da Região Norte, em especial nas áreas de saúde, de assistência social e de educação, e para permitir novos recomeços e oportunidades de vida para venezuelanos que desejam permanecer no Brasil. De forma voluntária, os refugiados e migrantes se estabelecem em cidades brasileiras em todo o país por meio das modalidades de reunificação familiar ou de amigos, vaga de emprego ou moradia em abrigos. O informe, elaborado em parceria com a OIM e de periodicidade mensal, apresenta números e perfil de participantes da interiorização com dados de evolução histórica e distribuição geográfica, percentual das modalidades, casas de passagens utilizadas e número de municípios de acolhida. Essas informações possibilitam também um maior conhecimento e agilidade para a integração local dessa população em interface com o poder público local.

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Published:
19 July 2022
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Data & Statistics Situation Reports Venezuela Refugiados e Migrantes interiorização
Training Materials
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Orientation Guide: Humanitarian Transportation Chapter of the Refugees and Migrants Needs Assessment (RMNA) for 2023/24

This document is the result of the work meetings of the Regional Humanitarian Transportation Sector during the month of May and June 2022, which include the participation of regional, subregional, and national co-leaders of the sector. As well as bilateral meetings between the regional sector and the national sectors together with their information manager officers, and the Regional Information Management team.

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18
Published:
18 July 2022
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Assessment Training Material RMRP RMNA
Mapa
Mapa Regional Cono sur R4V
Mapa Regional Cono sur R4V

Mapa regional con información para los países del Cono sur, Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay y Uruguay sobre Espacios de apoyo, Puntos de atención y orientación destacados, Teléfonos de emergencia e Información de Protección y sanciones por entrada por pasos irregulares. 

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104
Published:
15 July 2022
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RMRP Mapaconosur RMRP2022 R4V Argentina Bolivia Paraguay Uruguay
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Sector Contacts

Rafael Mattar

UNHCR

[email protected]

 

Marta Leboreiro Núñez

IOM

[email protected]

 

Maria Rodríguez Buitrago

OXFAM

[email protected]