UNHCR and IOM welcome Ecuador's move to regularize Venezuelan refugees and migrants

10 Jun 2022

Gay activist strives to make her host country more inclusive for all refugees

During her journey to safety, Yeraldine, a lesbian from Venezuela, faced much of the same discrimination as she had back home. On IDAHOTB, she talks about her efforts to make Ecuador a more inclusive place.

17 May 2022

Drumming against gender-based violence in Ecuador

Afro-Ecuadorians and Afro-Colombian refugees use traditional arrullo rhythms and song to open a conversation about gender-based violence.

7 Dec 2021

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