UN / VENEZUELAN REFUGEES UPDATE

08-Nov-2018 00:01:30
A UN spokesperson said “the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and the UN migration agency (IOM) today announced that the numbers of refugees and migrants from Venezuela worldwide has now reached three million.” UNIFEED / FILE
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STORY: UN / VENEZUELAN REFUGEES UPDATE
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DATELINE: 08 NOVEMBER 2018, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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1. Aerial shot, United Nations Headquarters

08 NOVEMBER 2018, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The UN refugee agency and the UN migration agency today announced that the numbers of refugees and migrants from Venezuela worldwide has now reached three million. The majority of them, a little over one million are in Colombia. Peru is currently hosting half of a million and remaining ones are in Ecuador, Argentina, Chili and Brazil.”
4. Various shots, briefing room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“UNHCR-IOM Joint Special Representative for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela, Eduardo Stein, praised these countries’ open door policy but warned that the reception capacity is severely strained and a more robust response from the international community is needed. The UN through its regional inter-agency coordination platform is strengthening operational response as working on the humanitarian regional response plan to be launched in December.”
6. Wide shot, briefing room

FILE – WFP - 20 SEPTEMBER 2018, NEAR CUCUTA, COLOMBIA

7. Various shots, “Trocha” Illegal river crossing

21 SEPTEMBER 2018, NEAR CUCUTA, COLOMBIA

8. Various shots, Venezuela/Colombia border at Simon Bolivar Bridge
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A UN spokesperson said “the UN refugee agency and the UN migration agency today announced that the numbers of refugees and migrants from Venezuela worldwide has now reached three million.”

Updating reporters today (08 Nov) in New York, Farhan Haq, the UN Deputy Spokesperson said “the majority of them, a little over one million are in Colombia. Peru is currently hosting half of a million and remaining ones are in Ecuador, Argentina, Chili and Brazil.”

He also noted that “UNHCR-IOM Joint Special Representative for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela, Eduardo Stein, praised these countries’ open door policy but warned that the reception capacity is severely strained and a more robust response from the international community is needed.

He added “the UN through its regional inter-agency coordination platform is strengthening operational response as working on the humanitarian regional response plan to be launched in December.”
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