Livelihoods: Another Great Reason for Better Education

  Livelihoods are all the assets that allow a person to cover their basic needs, including food, education and protection. In conflict or post-conflict situations livelihoods are usually profoundly affected. Recovering them is therefore necessary to allow youth to rebuild their social and economic environments. Ultimately, this plays a core role in protecting vulnerable youngContinue reading “Livelihoods: Another Great Reason for Better Education”

From Vulnerability to Sustainability

  Forced migration is one of Latin America & the Caribbean’s deepest wounds. This displacement is the result of challenging conditions, violence and high vulnerability levels. Adolescents and youth are in general amongst the most affected, becoming refugees, internally displaced or finding themselves in fragile contexts.   Causes and consequences are connected in a viciousContinue reading “From Vulnerability to Sustainability”

Protecting Through Disaster Risk Reduction and Education

  The relation between Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and youth protection through education is crucial for RET in Latin America. Both fields seek to guarantee rights compliance (with a humanitarian aid perspective) where minimum needs are satisfied and violence is mitigated. Both prevent crisis through access to means of protection and basic services. So, ifContinue reading “Protecting Through Disaster Risk Reduction and Education”

Celebrating World Refugee Day in Latin America

  In Latin America RET works with refugees, IDPs and local host populations in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama and Venezuela. World Refugee Day, celebrated on the 20th of June, was therefore an opportunity to highlight the importance of an issue, often underestimated in the region. Numerous events and activities were organised to allow refugeesContinue reading “Celebrating World Refugee Day in Latin America”

RET y UNICEF lanzaron la Guía para Gobiernos “Acciones Para la Resiliencia de Niñez y Juventud”

  El pasado 20 de mayo, RET y UNICEF lanzaron la Guía para Gobiernos “Acciones para la resiliencia de niñez y juventud”, en el marco de la IV Plataforma Global para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres, en Ginebra-Suiza.   Con una participación importante de delegados de los gobiernos de Ecuador, Cuba y Brasil, asíContinue reading “RET y UNICEF lanzaron la Guía para Gobiernos “Acciones Para la Resiliencia de Niñez y Juventud””

Improving Living Standards and Self-fulfilment of Refugee Women in Latin America

  The RET’s regional programme in Latin America (Ecuador, Costa Rica, Panama, and since September 2012, Venezuela) funded by the Bureau of Population Refugee and Migration of the Department of State of the United States promotes the integration of asylum seekers and refugees into the local society in a holistic manner. It covers psychosocial individualContinue reading “Improving Living Standards and Self-fulfilment of Refugee Women in Latin America”

LatAm: Educación: Puente al Desarrollo

  Reconociendo que la educación es un pilar fundamental en el desarrollo de todo ser humano principalmente de los niños, niñas, jóvenes y adolescentes, RET continua apoyando las iniciativas juveniles y actividades lúdicas implementadas en las comunidades de Yaviza y Jaqué, como parte del proceso de integración de la población refugiada en las comunidades deContinue reading “LatAm: Educación: Puente al Desarrollo”