Key Figures

People in need
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PiN Blanco
4,149,662
In destination 2,302,374
Host Communities 947,548
Col. Returnees 531,988
Pendular 367,752
*In transit 215,796
10 Dec 2020
Target
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Target Blanco
483,958
In destination 422,720
Host Communities 58,038
Col. Returnees 2,968
Pendular 232
*In transit 79,155
10 Dec 2020
Financial Requirements
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Requerimientos financieros
$70.1M
10 Dec 2020
Appealing partners
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partners
51
10 Dec 2020

What is the Shelter Sector?

Voices of refugees and migrants from Venezuela

The Shelter Sector's response

The Shelter Sector's response for refugees and migrants from Venezuela in host countries

Access to Adequate Housing

Access to Adequate Housing for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela

Priority Needs

 

Access to shelter for refugees and migrants from Venezuela has become more critical since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Needs assessments conducted in Colombia and Ecuador identified shelter as the second greatest need of refugees and migrants from Venezuela. Movement restrictions implemented by host countries have had a strong impact on income generation capacities, leading many to lose their livelihoods and unable to pay their rent. Rates of eviction of refugees and migrants have also spiked, implying several protection risks (violence, GBV, exploitation and abuse by landlords, children dropping out of school, homelessness, among others) in particular for women.

Response Strategy

The Shelter Sector response will focus on providing access to temporary and longer-term adequate shelter and settlement infrastructure solutions for refugees and migrants from Venezuela, in compliance with agreed minimum standards and IPC measures. This will be done by prioritizing the most vulnerable groups and will focus on border areas and urban centers where refugees and migrants intend to settle.

Response priorities

The Shelter Sector will focus on the following interconnected priorities:

1.   Prioritizing reinforcement of temporary collective shelter solutions through infrastructure improvements and provision of tools and materials. Sector coordination mechanisms will be strengthened, and capacity-building activities will be carried out to provide tools to and strengthen coordination for collective shelter managers.

2.   Providing individual shelter solutions for refugees and migrants from Venezuela with the intention to stay in their host countries. The primary activity will focus on rental assistance.

3.   Supporting area-based approaches and facilitating collaboration between host communities, refugees and migrants and public institutions for joint planning and construction of infrastructure. Essential household items and shelter kits will be distributed to refugees and migrants in-destination and in-transit.

Integrated response approaches

The Sector response and related procedures will be harmonized to support a complementary multi-sectoral approach. Protection will be mainstreamed to contribute to the mitigation of protection risks, including evictions and GBV. The Shelter Sector will continue to work alongside the WASH, Health and Food Security sectors to ensure access to services and assistance through shelter and settlement solutions, including actions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. In addition, the link with the Support Spaces Working Group will be strengthened to provide timely information regarding adequate shelter solutions available across the region. It will collaborate closely with the Integration Sector to encourage the transition from emergency assistance towards durable solutions. The Shelter Sector response will strengthen the collaboration with the regional Cash Working Group, prioritizing the CVA modality for rent, temporary accommodation in hotels, and essential household items.

Documents

Data and statistics
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ACNUR Brasil - Avaliação de Necessidades e Perfis da População nas Comunidades Indígenas de Pacaraima (Julho - 2022)

Em abril de 2022, o ACNUR conduziu um exercício de verificação visando atualizar a base de dados referente à população indígena refugiada e migrante vivendo nas quatro comunidades indígenas de acolhida (Tarau-Parú, Sakau Motá, Sorocaima 1 e Bananal). Este relatório apresenta os resultados desse exercício.

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5
Publicado:
08 August 2022
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Assessment indigenous
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.

Downloads:
351
Publicado:
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.

Downloads:
173
Publicado:
27 July 2022
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Datos y estadísticas
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HIGHLIGHTS

Guidance
Key Considerations: How to Achieve Sustainable and Durable Rental Assistance
05 Apr 2022

This document aims to provide key considerations to ensure that Rental Assistance programmes are sustained over time, through the inclusion of exit…

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Guidance
R4V Interagency Coordination Platform: Collective Shelter Management Toolkit
21 Jul 2021

Toolkit and manual on collective shelter management, includes SOPs and guidance on all phases of management (opening, day-to-day, closure and durable…

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Sector Contacts

Rafael Mattar Neri

UNHCR

[email protected]

 

Javier Parra

NRC

[email protected]

 

Marta Leboreiro

IOM

[email protected]