CHILE / VENEZUELAN REFUGEES WINTER

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09-Jun-2021 00:04:21
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, warned on Wednesday that the onset of winter, compounded by the devastating effects of COVID-19, poses a direct threat to the health and livelihoods of displaced Venezuelans in southern Latin America. UNHCR

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STORY: CHILE / VENEZUELAN REFUGEES WINTER
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SOURCE: UNHCR
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LANGUAGE: SPANISH /NATS

DATELINE: RECENT, COLCHANE, CHILE

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1.Various shots, Atacama Desert
2.SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Karina Espejo Rivera, Head of Field Unit, UNHCR Chile:
“The Atacama Desert is the driest and most inhospitable desert in the world, it is also the route used by thousands of children, adolescents and adults to enter Chile seeking protection.”
3.Various shots, Venezuelans refugees and migrants arriving at Colchane’s National Police Department
4.SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Karina Espejo Rivera, Head of Field Unit, UNHCR Chile:
“We have witnessed how Venezuelan people who enter Chile arrive with injuries on their feet, with injuries on their faces due to the sun exposure and low temperatures.”
5.Various shots, Venezuelans refugees at the entrance of the subdivision of Colchane’s National Police Department
6.SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Karina Espejo Rivera, Head of Field Unit, UNHCR Chile:
“The cold at night is extreme, the weather is very strong and bone-freezing.”
7.Various shots, Venezuelans refugees at the entrance of the subdivision of Colchane’s National Police Department
8.SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Karina Espejo Rivera, Head of Field Unit, UNHCR Chile:
“The assistance provided by UNHCR and its partners for families to the families that have just entered Chile, is mainly information, humanitarian kits, in particular hygiene items and food items, and provides emergency accommodation and gift cards that can be used to buy winter clothes.”
9.Various shoots, UNHCR staff delivering winter kits to the Colchane’s National Police
10.Various shots, UNHCR staff inspecting the emergency accommodation for refugees
11.SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Karina Espejo Rivera, Head of Field Unit, UNHCR Chile:
“The arrival of winter will cause temperatures to continue to drop to minus 10 degrees possibly reaching minus 12 or minus 15 degrees, especially on the border. Venezuelan people need your help.”
12.Med shot, UNHCR staff talking with Venezuelan refugees

STORYLINE:

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, warned on Wednesday that the onset of winter, compounded by the devastating effects of COVID-19, poses a direct threat to the health and livelihoods of displaced Venezuelans in southern Latin America.

Despite prolonged border closures, Venezuelans continue to trek along highways into Andean states and Brazil in search of safety and a place to settle. Across the region, UNHCR is ramping up its efforts to help them cope with the onset of harsh winter.

Nearly two million Venezuelan refugees and migrants have settled in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. Some of these countries are among those with the highest COVID-19 infection and death counts globally.

Venezuelans have mostly been included in national health responses, but with hospitals operating at full capacity, access to treatment for other illnesses, including those associated with the winter season, has become ever more challenging.

In Chile, thunderstorms, heavy rains and freezing temperatures have already hit central and southern parts of the country. Along the country’s northern border, where Venezuelans arrive on foot without appropriate clothing, night temperatures are already well below freezing. UNHCR is working to provide 1,000 winter kits and 8,600 thermal blankets, emergency accommodation, cash assistance and electronic vouchers for the purchase of heaters, fuel and winter clothes.
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