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Including Migrants and Displaced Populations in Preparedness and Response Activities to COVID-19: Guidance for Americas National Societies   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Background: "[1] The Americas is currently experiencing several migratory dynamics across the whole region as well as facing the largest displacement crisis in modern history in the southern part of the continent. Around 26.6% of the world's migrants (61.6 million people) live in the Americas. Disasters, crises, social exclusion, armed conflict and other situations of violence in countries of origin keep being the main causes of migration in the region. [2] Over four million Venezuelans have left their country due to an increasingly difficult economic situation. This large movement of people has had effects in neighbouring countries, the Southern Cone, the Caribbean islands and some countries in Central America. As a response to this large movement of people, governments have put in place over the last months, new legal requirements to enter their country, resulting in many people using informal border-crossing points, that may expose them to increased protection risks."

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International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
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UN Refugee Agency: https://www.unhcr.org/
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