Floating clinic brings vital health care to Ecuador’s refugee communities – UN

Isolated communities living in northern Ecuador are now able to receive urgently-needed health care thanks to a new floating clinic launched with the help of the United Nations refugee agency.

Ecuador opens new refugee office along border with Colombia with UN help

The Government of Ecuador today opened its first refugee office along the border with Colombia with the support of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Ban voices support for continuing efforts to ease Colombia-Ecuador tensions

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his strong support of continuing regional efforts to help restore normal bilateral relations between the Andean neighbours Colombia and Ecuador.

New UN centre informs Colombian refugees crossing into Ecuador on rights

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has opened a new information centre at a key border crossing point to inform Colombian refugees and migrants crossing into Ecuador about their rights.

Ecuador: UNICEF continues support to young victims of widespread flooding

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is continuing its relief efforts in Ecuador, where thousands of people are still living in temporary shelters in the wake of torrential rains and floods that have pummelled the country since the start of the year.

Ecuador starts action at UN World Court against aerial spraying by Colombia

Ecuador is taking Colombia to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, in a dispute between the two South American countries over the alleged aerial spraying of toxic herbicides around their common border.

UN rushes aid to 60,000 flood-beleaguered Ecuadorians

United Nations agencies are rushing food, medicines and other assistance to Ecuador to assist tens of thousands of people in need after heavy rains have inundated much of the South American country.

More Colombian refugees need support in Ecuador, says UN agency

Almost three quarters of the 80,000 Colombians living in northern Ecuador need protection and support, and that number is likely to rise, according to a new survey by the United Nations refugee agency, which warns that many host communities are being overstretched by the arrivals.

Colombian refugees in Ecuador receive small business aid from UN

The United Nations refugee agency has awarded cash grants to 16 small business ventures in Ecuador under an initiative to nurture the entrepreneurial talents of Colombian refugees and to help them become self-sufficient.