14 de septiembre de 2017 16:46 PM
Actualizado el 16 de septiembre de 2017 04:38 AM
The United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM) emboldened Latin American countries to accommodate Venezuelans fleeing from the economic ordeal by means of temporary residence rights.
“There is a peak in the arrivals,” Deputy Director General Laura Thompson said on Wednesday.
“Not everybody seeks asylum. Many Venezuelans move out of the country without asking for asylum specifically,” she added, AFP quoted.
“We do advise the countries to implement temporary protection measures, even for those who do not pursue asylum,” Thompson recommended.
According to the IOM number two officer, some nations, such as Colombia and Peru, have measures in place allowing Venezuelans to stay for a while; some others, like Chile, ponder on doing it soon.
“Every country is trying to establish measures based on the flow and the need,” Thompson said.
According to a report of the IOM and the Organization of American States (OAS) submitted last Tuesday, the number of applications for asylum from Venezuelans has soared this year in Panama, Costa Rica and Mexico, triggered by a widespread domestic crisis.