Waning welcome: the growing challenges facing mixed migration flows from Venezuela

This report describes the findings of a field assessment of mixed migration out of Venezuela towards Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, with the aim of identifying risks and current gaps in the protection of Venezuelan refugees and migrants, and to inform more effective protection-based programming in the region.

The report firstly assesses the situation in Venezuela and the elements that are triggering the exodus of refugees and migrants out of the country, before developing an overview of the response provided to the Venezuelan migration crisis at the international, regional, and national levels. The report then describes the main characteristics of Venezuelan mixed migration flows, and the dynamics of their movement in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, highlighting the protection risks they face. The report concludes by identifying knowledge gaps and outlining potential areas for further research.

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