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UN refugee chief impressed with Brazil’s ‘exemplary’ response to plight of fleeing Venezuelans

New York, Aug 20 (IBNS): While praising the “efficient, coordinated, humane and innovative response” by Brazil on behalf of fleeing Venezuelans, the UN refugee chief has said that the sheer number of those on the run is proving to be a major challenge, calling for greater international support.

Humanitarian assistance to be scaled-up for millions of Venezuelans in need

New York, Aug 15 (IBNS): The United Nations humanitarian wing launched a new Response Plan (HRP) on Wednesday, that aims to help around 2.6 million people in Venezuela through to the end of the year, almost half of whom are youth.

UN rights chief bemoans unilateral sanctions on Venezuela, fearing ‘far-reaching implications’

New York, Aug 9 (IBNS): A new set of unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States on Venezuela this week prompted the concern of the United Nations’ top rights official on Thursday, who said in a statement that she feared they would have a “potentially severe impact” on the human rights of the South American nation’s “long-suffering” people.

UN agencies welcome regional road map to help integrate ‘continuing exodus of Venezuelans’

New York, July 9 (IBNS): A new road map adopted by Latin American and Caribbean countries, to help better integrate refugees and migrants from crisis-hit Venezuela into new host societies, drew a warm welcome from two UN agencies on Monday.

UN human rights chief ‘hopeful’ Venezuelan authorities are ready to address violations, calls for dialogue

New York, July 6 (IBNS): “The only way out of this crisis is to come together, in dialogue”: that was the clear message delivered by Michelle Bachelet, the UN human rights chief, to the Government of Venezuela on Friday, during an address to the Human Rights Council, coinciding with the publication of a new UN report on Venezuela.

Venezuela: ‘Shocked’ by alleged torture, death of navy captain, UN human rights chief urges ‘in-depth’ investigation

New York, July 3 (IBNS): The UN human rights chief has expressed her deep concern over the alleged torture and subsequent death of a retired navy captain who had been imprisoned in Venezuela, urging authorities to conduct a prompt, thorough, independent, and transparent investigation into his death.

In Venezuela, Bachelet calls on Government to release prisoners, appeals for ‘bold steps towards compromise’

New York, June 23 (IBNS): Speaking at the end of the first-ever official mission to Venezuela by a UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet called on the Government to release all those detained for peacefully protesting and announced that a team from her office would remain in Caracas to monitor the human rights situation.  

Record number of Venezuelans arrive in Peru: UN steps up response

New York, June 17 (IBNS): The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has sent extra teams this week to the border between Peru and Ecuador to support the authorities, as an unprecedent number of Venezuelan refugees and migrants – over 15,000 – have entered Peru this week.

Four million have now fled Venezuela, UN ramps up aid to children who remain

New York, June 8 (IBNS): The number of people who have left Venezuela to escape the country’s ongoing political and economic crisis, has reached some four million, the UN announced on Friday.

Canada suspends operations temporarily at its embassy in Venezuela

Ottawa, Jun 3 (UNI): Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said her country has suspended operations at its embassy in Venezuela because its diplomats will no longer be able to obtain visas.

US Judge orders conditional release of 4 activists arrested in raid at Venezuelan Embassy

Washington, May 18 (Sputnik/UNI) A US judge on Friday ordered the release of four American activists who were arrested during a police raid on the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington on the condition that they do not try to return to the diplomatic facility.

Pence discusses China, Venezuela with Canadian PM Trudeau : White House

Washington, May 14 (Sputnik/UNI) US Vice President Mike Pence and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discussed the ongoing humanitarian and political crisis in Venezuela as well as China’s coercive economic practices, the White House said in readout of their phone call on Tuesday.

Venezuelan prosecutor general says seeking 18 arrest warrants over latest coup attempt

Mexico City, May 4 (Sputnik/UNI) Venezuelan Prosecutor General Tarek William Saab said that his office had requested for 18 arrest warrants to be issued in connection with the opposition’s recent coup attempt.

Two groups of protesters rally at Venezuelan embassy in Washington as tensions rise

Washingotn, May 2 (Sputnik/UNI) Dozens of supporters of US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido participate in a rally in front of the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington on Wednesday confronting a group of pro-Maduro activists that are protecting the diplomatic mission, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

Venezuela: UN human rights office calls for ‘maximum restraint’ by authorities in face of new demonstrations

New York, May 2 (IBNS): With another day of mass protests taking place across Venezuela, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Wednesday it was “extremely worried by reports of the excessive use of force” by security forces, loyal to President Nicolás Maduro, a day after an opposition-led uprising appeared to stall.