South America

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

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.

Rural Women could decrease worldwide hunger by up to 17 percent.

Born and raised in the forests of Suriname on South America’s northern coast, Fidelia Graand-Galon is a unique voice among rural indigenous women.

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Displaced Colombians building a new future

The conclusion of peace negotiations in Colombia has been welcomed by the United Nations.

The Government and the main rebel group, FARC, signed a peace agreement in Cuba on Wednesday.

Colombians will vote on whether to accept or reject the deal in a referendum set for October.

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In crisis, Venezuela is “cracking down” on its media

Venezuela is “cracking down” on media workers during a time of economic and political crisis and failing to meet its obligations under international human rights law.

That’s according to David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression.

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Colombian refugees look to rebuild after Ecuador quake

It has been three months since a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Ecuador, killing more than 660 people.

The disaster left more than 80,000 people homeless, including refugees fleeing violence in neighbouring Colombia.

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