Southern hemisphere winter increases hardship for displaced Venezuelans

9 Jun 2021

Refugee Olympic Team to compete at Tokyo 2020

International Olympic Committee announces a refugee team will again compete, following historic debut at Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.

9 Oct 2018

UNHCR welcomes renewed commitment to protect refugees by Latin American and Caribbean states at key meeting

22 Feb 2018

Syrian refugees reap benefits of Argentina's new visa rules

Argentina is among a group of countries in South America that have agreed to accept more resettled refugees.

10 Nov 2017

Escaping war at home, Syrian couple start over in Argentina

Majd and Lana fled fighting in Damascus. Now they have found hope and a fresh start in provincial San Luis.

12 Apr 2017

Southern Latin America opens its arms to asylum-seekers

Once an "exporter" of refugees, the countries of the Southern Cone are increasingly welcoming those fleeing violence and persecution in Colombia and Africa.

27 Aug 2009

Q&A: Refugees have a friend in Argentina's top diplomat

Argentinian Foreign Minister Jorge Taiana has spent most of his life fighting for human rights. He talks about his country's policies towards refugees.

24 Oct 2008

Argentina and other South American countries opening their doors to refugees

In South America, Argentina, Brazil and Chile all run refugee resettlement programmes and they are likely to be joined this year by Paraguay and Uruguay. Initially most of those being resettled in these countries came from places like Afghanistan, Iraq and the former Yugoslavia, but now many are Colombians.

16 Apr 2007

Argentina offers care and support to refugee women victims of violence

Argentina has stepped up its response to deal with women exposed to emotional, physical and sexual abuse. In recent years, several women have been given refugee status after fleeing this kind of violence in their own countries. A new refugee law also ensures psychological care for refugee women who are victims of violence.

4 Jan 2007