US Announces $25 Million in Humanitarian Aid to Ecuador for Venezuelan Migrants and Refugees | Politics | News
Ambassador Michael J. Fitzpatrick announced that the resources would be used to support displaced Venezuelans in Ecuador.
On World Refugee Day, a US Ambassador to Ecuador Michael J. Fitzpatrick, announced that the government of that country would provide more than $25 million in new humanitarian aid to “support displaced Venezuelans in Ecuador,” as migrants or refugees.
This amount is part of the funding announced by the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas Greenfield, on June 17, in International Conference of Donors in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants.
Funding from the US Department of State will support the efforts of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), to provide urgent and vital support, including protection education, shelter, food and psychosocial services, and to facilitate the long-term integration of refugees into host communities,” the embassy said in a statement.
“The United States supports the Venezuelan people, and we continue to support efforts to integrate Venezuelans into the local community,” the diplomat said.
in Ecuador, The United States has provided more than $192 million to support Venezuelans, Colombians, and host communitiesات Through the support of UN partners and NGOs since 2018.
Since 1980, communities across the United States have received more than 3.1 million refugees through the resettlement program, part of a long, nonpartisan tradition of generosity that saves lives and contributes to the vibrant fabric of communities in the United States. The embassy noted that since 2002, under this program, the United States has permanently hosted 3,384 refugees from Ecuador, including 3,239 Colombian citizens. (I)