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Venezuela's humanitarian crisis, resurgence of vector-borne diseases, and implications for spillover in the region

Grillet ME, Hernández-Villena JV, Llewellyn MS, et al., (2019)

Lancet Infect Dis. 2019 Feb 21. pii: S1473-3099(18)30757-6. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30757-6 This article is available free of charge. Simply log in to access the full article, or register for free

Venezuela in crisis

Parker, J., (2019)

Economic and social unrest in Venezuela have led the health system to the brink of collapse. Infectious diseases are surging as a result. The Lancet Infectious Diseases Volume 19, ISSUE 1, P28, January 01, 2019

Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela (January - December 2019)

R4V, Eds.: UNHCR and IOM, (2019)

Faced with the largest population outflow in Latin America of recent years, 95 organizations covering 16 countries have been working together to establish a comprehensive response to the urgent needs of millions of refugees and migrants from Venezuela, and host communities.

IFRC Venezuela 2019 Plan (MAAVE003)

International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies, (2019)

Venezuelan Survival Migration as a Development Opportunity

Betts, A., Eds.: Oxford Research Group, (2019)

Research in Brief. The international community’s predominant response to the Venezuelan migration crisis remains focused on humanitarian relief. This is important, for two populations: a) the over 50,000 ‘pendular’ migrants who go back and forth across the border every day in order to access food and basic services; b) those who seek residency in Colombia or another country, and require immediate support in terms of food, shelter, and medical access. However, Betts states, for the over 1.2 million migrants who have settled in Colombia, a longer-term vision is needed, which must be based on seeing Venezuelan migration as a development opportunity that can benefit both migrants and citizens

Crisis threatens science progress

Jorge A. Huete-Pérez, Gioconda Cunto de San Blas and Jeremy N. McNeill, (2019)

DOI: 10.1126/science.aax2196; Science 08 Mar 2019: Vol. 363, Issue 6431, pp. 1017

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