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Stepping up assistance to Venezuelans crossing Chile’s inhospitable northern border

New York: In response to the critical needs of a growing number of Venezuelans arriving by foot to Chile’s northern border, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said on Thursday that it is stepping up its presence and assistance in the South American country.

Venezuela's justice system aiding repression: Human rights probe

New York: The independence of Venezuela’s justice system has been “deeply eroded”, to such an extent that it plays a significant role in the State’s repression of government opponents, UN-appointed independent rights experts said on Thursday.  

Continuing Venezuela exodus and COVID-19 highlights need for global solidarity for most vulnerable

New York: Vulnerable Venezuelan migrants and refugees who have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 health and socio-economic crisis, urgently need greater support from the international community, UN humanitarians said on Friday, ahead of a donor conference hosted by Canada next week.

World Food Programme reaches deal to supply food to 185,000 children in Venezuela

New York: The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has signed an agreement with the Government of Venezuela to begin operations to provide the most vulnerable children in the South American country with nutritious school meals, it announced on Tuesday.

Easter week in Venezuela will see strict quarantine measures, Maduro says

Buenos Aires/Sputnik: A strict lockdown will be enforced in Venezuela for the week of Easter, President Nicolas Maduro has announced.

Stop criminalizing civil society, UN rights experts urge Venezuelan authorities

New York: United Nations independent human rights experts called on Thursday for the authorities in Venezuela to stop “continuous and increasing” attacks and intimidation against civil society organizations and journalists in the country.

UN chief welcomes Colombia’s ‘act of solidarity’ with 1.7 million Venezuelans

New York: The United Nations Secretary-General, on Monday, applauded the announcement by the President of Colombia that the country will provide temporary protection to all Venezuelans in its territory.

UN chief welcomes Colombia’s ‘act of solidarity’ with 1.7 million Venezuelans

New York: The United Nations Secretary-General, on Monday, applauded the announcement by the President of Colombia that the country will provide temporary protection to all Venezuelans on its territory.

$1.44 billion plan to respond to Venezuela refugee and migrant needs

New York: In a $1.4 billion appeal launched on Thursday, the UN migration organization IOM and the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, warned that the pandemic has strained the capacity of Latin American and Caribbean countries to look after Venezuelan nationals.

US slams Chinese firm CEIEC with sanctions over Venezuela internet curbs

Washington: The United States has said it sanctioned Chinese firm China National Electronics Import & Export Corporation (CEIEC) for supporting the 'illegitimate' President Nicolas Maduro’s regime's efforts to undermine democracy in Venezuela.

Venezuela abuses amounted to crimes against humanity: UN-appointed panel

New York: Grave rights violations against anti-government protesters in Venezuela, “amounted to crimes against humanity”, UN-appointed rights investigators said in their first report on abuses inside the Latin American nation.

Venezuela: amputation, extortion and death amidst booming gold mining racket

The Human Rights Council on Wednesday heard damning reports of serious exploitation and abuse of children and indigenous communities in Venezuela, where mining for gold and other minerals is booming.

UN agencies welcome donor pledges for Venezuelan refugees and migrants

New York/IBNS: The UN refugee and migration agencies have welcomed $2.79 billion pledged by donors at a solidarity conference aimed at supporting Venezuelans who fled the protracted crisis in their country for host communities across the region.

Venezuelans ‘teetering on the brink of survival’ warn UN human rights experts

New York/IBNS: United Nations independent experts demanded on Wednesday that the Venezuelan Government take concrete actions to tackle the devastating impact on basic human rights of the country’s economic crisis.

One in three Venezuelans not getting enough to eat, UN study finds

New York/IBNS: Hyperinflation in Venezuela means that roughly one-third of the population – more than nine million people – do not get enough to eat and are in need of assistance, according to estimates published on Tuesday by the World Food Programme (WFP).