“Before COVID, the community didn’t really pay attention to us. Now we have a lot of power to make change – when we talk, people listen. It’s completely changed how we are perceived and treated.” - Female health worker, Uganda
CARE Ecuador recently completed a study across 8 different regions of the country looking at the difficult shelter situation new arrivals face in the country.
How the Protection Response for Vulnerable Populations project offered frontline workers more hope for the future.
“What would make you feel safer where you live? How about if you had picked up your entire life and fled across the border in search of a better life?”
32 years old Gregoris del Valle Camacho Figueroa, a Venezuelan migrant, lives in Huaquillas (on the border with Peru) in Ecuador with 2 of her children while her other 2 children remain with her mother in their home country of Venezuela.
Milangela is from Portuguesa, a city in the North-West Venezuela
Milagros Rincon, a 31-year-old mother of three, and her partner Julio fled from Venezuela to Quito, the capital of Ecuador, seeking a better life for their new family.
Leonardo Alimeña and Luigi Carlos Saavedra, the two 30-year-old Venezuelans, met in San Cristobal, a city near to the border of Venezuela with Colombia.
The international community urgently needs to step up funding to support hundreds of thousands of refugees from Venezuela, warns the aid organization CARE. More than 1.5 million Venezuelans have fled their country over the past year as a result of high…