The Humanitarian Crisis of Venezuelan Migrants and Refugees

The crisis of displaced persons from Venezuela should be address from the humanitarian perspective to achieve three objectives: (i) protect the human rights of the Venezuelan migrants and refugees; (ii) facilitate a safe, orderly and regular migration to promote economic growth, and (ii) facilitate the financial international cooperation. Those are the objectives of the recently approved Decree No. 216 of 1 March 2021, issued by the Government of Colombia, and the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) granted by the United States Government on March 8, 2021. This event presents a multi-disciplinary approach to the crisis of displaced persons from Venezuela considering its current situation in Colombia; its impact on the inclusion of vulnerable sectors; the economic impact of the Venezuelan migration; the Internacional financing of the crisis and the humanitarian standards that should be applied.

Speakers: Lala Lovera, Founder of the NGO "Comparte una Vida" of Colombia, she has been dedicated to the field of social work for more than 15 years. Betilde Muñoz, Director of the Department of Social Inclusion at the Organization of American States. Ana María Ibáñez, Economics Principal Advisor, Inter-American Development Bank and professor at the University of the Andes. Dany Bahar, senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution an associate at the Growth Lab. José Ignacio Hernández G, Fellow at the Growth Lab and professor at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello. Moderated by David Smolansky, commissioner of the OAS Secretary-General for the Crisis of Venezuelan Migrants and Refugees.