Ecuador has largest number of refugees in Latin America, 65% without visa

Posted on August 25, 2012 • Filed under: Ecuador, Human Rights Latin America, Politics

Ecuador is home to the largest number of refugees in Latin America, according to the High Commissioner of the United Nations on the matter (UNHCR). But only 35% of foreigners with that status appears in the record as a carrier Migration Visa 12-IV. This visa is granted for people displaced from their country of origin because of war or persecution, be they racial, political, religious, their nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, with In order to protect his life or freedom. Until 2011, the country was recognized to 54,659 refugees, according to the Foreign Ministry. However, only 19,349 of them were counted in migration (see chart, by nationality). Among them is the Balankov Aliaksandr Belarusian citizen, who was certified with registration number 0546368, on June 18, 2011.
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