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As Venezuelans flee throughout Latin America, UNHCR issues new protection guidance

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Our thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Aikaterini Kitidi  to whom quoted text may be attributed  at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

In light of the continuing outflow of Venezuelans to neighbouring countries and beyond, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has released new guidance for governments to address the situation of persons in need of international protection and humanitarian assistance.

As a result of the complex political and socio-economic developments in Venezuela, a country that has traditionally been host to thousands of refugees, the number of people compelled to leave their homes continues to increase. The movements are taking place for a variety of reasons, including insecurity and violence, lack of food, medicine or access to essential social services as well as loss of income. While…

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