Afghan teen makes her mark on Ecuadorian city that gave her refuge

Zohra was just 11 when she and her family fled to Ecuador. Now 16, she paints murals on buildings in her host city as a way of reconciling her two worlds.

19 Oct 2021

UN High Commissioner for Refugees praises Latin America for its commitment to the inclusion of all those in need of protection

23 Jun 2021

For displaced Venezuelans, regularization is the key to building productive lives

Far-reaching regularization schemes in Colombia and Ecuador are providing a lifeline to Venezuelan refugees and migrants who long to become self-sufficient.

23 Jun 2021

COVID-19 worsens already difficult situation for older refugees in Latin America

A new study shows that the coronavirus pandemic has made it even harder for older refugees and other forcibly displaced people to feed themselves and keep a roof over their heads.

26 May 2021

Across Latin America, displaced people receive the COVID-19 jab

Latin America is among the regions hardest hit by the coronavirus. But now, in countries such as Guyana, Ecuador and Peru, refugees in priority groups are among those getting the vaccine.

30 Apr 2021

Venezuelan jeweller defies disability to start over in exile

Discrimination and hurdles in accessing jobs, schools and health care make it harder for millions of refugees and asylum-seekers with disabilities to restart their lives.

3 Dec 2020

As COVID-19 pandemic roils Latin America, Venezuelans face wave of evictions

Lockdown job losses make it impossible for many vulnerable Venezuelan refugees and migrants to keep a roof over their heads.

2 Oct 2020

Refugee community networks help detect COVID-19 in Ecuador

1 Sep 2020

Coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on displaced Venezuelans

COVID-19 stay-at-home orders have taken a heavy toll on Venezuelan refugees and migrants, many of whom were barely scraping by even before the pandemic hit.

12 May 2020