Ecuador Declares State of Emergency in Three Provinces due to Migrant Surge

Posted on August 9, 2018 • Filed under: Border Issues, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela

aljazeera.com – Ecuador has declared a state of emergency in three northern states after a large influx of migrants from crisis-ridden Venezuela entered the country via Colombia. (Carchi, Pinchincha and El Oro province)s

The move is intended to help establish the infrastructure to support the new arrivals, who do not have humanitarian refugee status in Ecuador, as they do in some other Latin American countries.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility said in a statement on Wednesday that in recent days, the number of Venezuelans arriving daily had risen to 4,200 and a contingency plan is needed to assist them. Read Article

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