Key Figures

People in Need
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PiN Blanco
7.56 M
06 Dec 2023
Target Population
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Target Blanco
708.0 K
06 Dec 2023
Financial Requirements
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Requerimientos financieros
$319.00 M
01 Dec 2022
Appealing Partners
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partners
161
06 Dec 2023

What is the Integration Sector?

Priority Needs

The Regional Integration Sector, based on consultations with National and Sub-regional Integration Sectors has identified three priority socio-economic integration needs. These priorities are in line with the pillars of the Regional Socioeconomic Integration Strategy, which has been elaborated in the dual framework of the R4V Platform and the Quito Process:

1.         First, regularization processes and their linkages to promote integration. Regular status and documentation were reported as the main concerns of Venezuelan refugees and migrants, affecting access to the formal labour market and essential services, particularly during COVID-19.

2.        Second, access to livelihood opportunities, in particular for women and youth. Barriers include local languages in some countries (e.g., Brazil and the Caribbean), costly and bureaucratic processes for the recognition of professional titles, degrees and qualifications, lack of childcare support, inability to access financial services, discrimination, limited (self-) employment and entrepreneurship opportunities, or lack of awareness by employers of labour rights and recruitment processes, as well as the migrant workers’ inclusion in host countries’ social protection systems.

3.        Third, social cohesion between refugees and migrants and their host communities. The long-term presence of Venezuelan refugees and migrants, coupled with limited employment opportunities and increasing pressures on essential services and the environment, as well as the spread of false information, have contributed to increasing xenophobia and discrimination, including gender discrimination faced by women and LGBTQI+ people.

Response Strategy

The Integration Sector will support approaches, partnerships and tools to promote the socioeconomic integration of Venezuelan refugees and migrants in a gender, age and diversity-responsive manner, while contributing to overall local sustainable development, through the implementation of the “Regional Strategy for the Socio-Economic Integration of Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela and their Host Communities.”

The Sector’s response will focus on promoting socio-economic integration (during and post-COVID-19), reducing xenophobia and promoting social cohesion, particularly for those affected economically by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes those a) unemployed or underemployed, b) working in the informal sector, including domestic services, and c) workers not included in social protection systems, with a crosscutting focus on women, youth, marginalized groups (indigenous, persons with specific needs, LGBTQI+ people), GBV survivors and those at risk of GBV or evictions.

  • The first response priority aims to link regularization processes with others that promote integration, for example by advocating for access to work in the formal sector and to work-related documentation requirements, such as work permits, and de-facto access to work by sensitizing relevant actors (e.g., ministries of labor, employment agencies and the private sector) on labour rights and the mechanisms for the recruitment of refugees and migrants.
  • The second response priority aims to facilitate economic recovery and access to livelihood opportunities for Venezuelan refugees and migrants by identifying and sharing best practices on easing administrative processes for degree and qualifications recognition, alternatives to the apostille and solutions to address high processing costs.
  • The third response priority will promote social cohesion, through campaigns and/or sensitization initiatives that strengthen civic coexistence and cultural exchanges and contribute to eradicating sexualized stereotypes of Venezuelan women and girls.

Documents

Factsheet, Response Plan
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Situation Report (SitRep) January-February 2024

Situation Report on the main developments and response highlights from GTRM partners of the R4V response in Peru for January and February 2024

Downloads:
42
Published:
10 May 2024
Tags:
Situation Reports Response Plan sitrep Refugiados y Migrantes
Guía, Plan de respuesta
Términos de referencia Integración
GIFMM Colombia: TÉRMINOS DE REFERENCIA SECTOR DE INTEGRACIÓN SOCIOECONÓMICA Y CULTURAL DE COLOMBIA-2024

Para disminuir los niveles de vulnerabilidad económica, es necesario que las personas refugiadas y migrantes fortalezcan sus capacidades para el mercado de trabajo y se integren en las dinámicas económicas y sociales de los territorios de acogida. Sin embargo, la población refugiada y migrante se enfrenta a dificultades que limitan su acceso a las oportunidades de formación, empleo y de negocios disponibles, con el consecuente impacto en suscondiciones de vida.

Downloads:
25
Published:
07 May 2024
Tags:
Material de entrenamiento #Términos de referencia Integración Integración GIFMM ToRs Integración Integración2024
Report
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Venezuelans in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru: A Development Opportunity

This report provides a detailed socioeconomic profile of Venezuelans in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. It uses national household survey data to compare the profiles of Venezuelans with those of people in each host country, in order to shed light on contentious issues. It also describes the way Venezuelans perceive the migration process, including the discrimination they experience and the degree of integration into various social activities. Detailed socioeconomic profiles of Venezuelans and host communities were obtained from recent household surveys of both populations in each country. For Venezuelans, the report combines data from household, migration, and high frequency surveys, collected mostly over the phone. For host communities (except Ecuador), official national household surveys conducted close in time to the other surveys were used; when feasible, the sample was restricted to areas where migrants are concentrated.  The methods and timing of the surveys were not identical across countries. For Ecuador, the surveys were administered simultaneously by phone. In Chile, the surveys were conducted close in time but through different methods (by phone for Venezuelans and face-to-face for hosts). In Colombia and Peru, the surveys of hosts were conducted a few months before the surveys of Venezuelans, in the context of a robust economic recovery, which may have resulted in less favorable labor outcomes for hosts. In Colombia, the survey of Venezuelans was conducted over the phone and the host survey in person. In Peru, both surveys were implemented in person.

Downloads:
10
Published:
23 April 2024
Tags:
Situation Reports Refugees and Migrants socioeconomic integration
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Sector Contacts

Vinicius Cruz

ILO

cruzv@ilo.org

 

Sarah Stemmler

IOM

sstemmler@iom.int