Latin America and the Caribbean covers an extensive region, ranging from Mexico and the Bahamas to Argentina and Chile. The area is home to around 660 million people and covers 21,951,000 km2. RET has been present in the region since 2004 and is currently implementing projects in Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela. RET was also present in Haiti between 2010 and 2013.
Latin America and the Caribbean region are affected by multiple migration patterns, in which its citizens see migration as the only solution to flee political and economic instabilities. In south-to-north migration flows, people search for economic opportunities and reach Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala. There is also a north-to south migration pattern originating from the same countries in Central America as well as El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua, extending further south to find refuge in Belize, Costa Rica, or Panama. Another significant migration occurs from south-to south. Crises such as the internal armed conflict in Colombia, or, more recently, the social and economic crisis in Venezuela, are forcing the population to displace internally and externally, and even return to their country of origin.
Given the internal conflicts in Colombia, the violence in the Northern Territories, and the Venezuelan crisis, RET is expanding its operations in Central and South America. Registrations are in process in Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras and operations will start soon.
The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is an opportunity to acknowledge the progress being made toward reducing disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health. The 2021 edition focuses on “International cooperation for developing countries to reduce their disaster risk and disaster losses.” This is the sixth of the Sendai Seven targets. RET has been designingContinue reading “The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction”
20th June is the commemoration of World Refugee Day. This year, the theme focused on the power of inclusion and the importance of working together to recover from the pandemic: “Together We Heal, Learn and Shine.” In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, children and young refugees are facing recurrent adversities. Education is a key toolContinue reading “Beyciveck’s Story: bridges to heal, learn and shine for children and young Venezuelan refugees”
June is Pride month, an opportunity to celebrate all forms of love and diversity. It is also a reminder of all the challenges the LGTBIQ+ community faces worldwide, especially for those individuals in the context of human mobility. June has also been the month where two main events around the Venezuelan migration in Latin America andContinue reading “Jonathan’s Story: Pride and healing paths for LGTBIQ+ Venezuelan migrants and refugees”
RET, represented by its President & CEO Ms. Zeynep Gülgün Gündüz was part of the High-level Virtual Side Event, UNGA” 75″ 2020 “Government and Foundation Partners Demonstrate Effective Cross-sectoral Collaboration to Meet SDG4 and Support the 2030 Decade of Action.”This event was co-hosted by Education Above All Foundation, the Permanent Mission of The State of QatarContinue reading “Collaboration to Meet SDG4 and Support the 2030 Decade of Action – UNGA ”75” 2020”
Powered by GGF Dear Friends, As all of you know, the massive explosion on Tuesday in Beirut, was the third largest in the world after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, with more than 5000 people injured, thousands more missing, and 137casualties. More than 300,000 people have been internally displaced (IDP’s) due to the loss of their homes. Lebanon,Continue reading “Call for Support to Lebanon”
RET’s COVID-19 Regional Response in Latin America and the Caribbean RET has been present in the Latin America and the Caribbean region, since 2004, and has directly supported more than 717,000 direct project participants, and indirectly benefitted 3.6 Mio beneficiaries throughout 179 projects implemented predominantly in Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Venezuela, and Peru. Since 2016, RET’s responses were centeredContinue reading “Refugees and migrants from Venezuela during COVID-19 crisis”