When? Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 4pm (EST, Caracas, Port of Spain), 3pm (Lima, Bogota)
Simultaneous interpretation available in Spanish and English.
- Tim Howe, Regional Coordinator, R4V
- Ivonne Garza, Associate, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown Law School
- David Sánchez, Specialist in Migrant and Refugee Populations, Perú
Moderator: Eunice Lee, Associate Professor of Law, University of Arizona Law
Rapporteur: Ana Delgado, Suffolk University Law School
The precarious situation of Venezuelan refugees in various countries in the region is one of the most pressing humanitarian crises in Latin America and the Caribbean. COVID has exacerbated as well as created an unsustainable and tenuous panorama for these vulnerable refugees in their host countries as well as pressing challenges for international organizations and national governments. Speakers will talk about the old dynamics as well as new variables dramatically impacting Venezuelan refugees in the region.