Humanitarian Action for Children 2019 - Children on the move: Migration flows in Latin America and the Caribbean

(EN) Given the urgency, scale and extended duration of the Venezuela crisis, as well as the strong role of states in addressing the short- and long-term implications, UNICEF’s humanitarian strategy is organized around three pillars of intervention at the country level, with special emphasis on Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Panama, Peru and Trinidad and Tobago. These are: 1) humanitarian action in fulfilment of humanitarian principles and the international protection framework for migrant children and their families, to ensure access to child protection services, education, holistic health and nutritional support and WASH services; 2) child protection and advocacy to ensure that the rights of migrant and refugee children and their families (including civil and political rights) are at the core of the actions taken by national stakeholders, civil society and humanitarian organizations; 3) resilient development and social policy to promote inclusion and integration by increasing access to and the quality and suitability of social services, regularizing the migration and international protection status of children, and enhancing relevant social policies and national capacity building to address key gaps.