Primera Caracterización de la Parada, Norte de Santander: Cabezas de familia en la frontera antes de la pandemia 2020

J. Thomas Ordóñez, Hugo Eduardo Ramirez Jaime, Jony Waldir Cifuentes Cubillos, Ana María Mendoza Delgado, Leyda Leonor Maldonado

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This document represents the work of many people in Cúcuta and Bogotá. It involved a close collaboration between the Horizonte de Juventud Foundation (FUNHOJUV) and Universidad del Rosario's Semillero de Migraciones y Fronteras, who joined forces to design the characterization instrument, implement it in the field and, later, analyze it. The information we present here has never been revealed till now and shows the precarious living conditions of Venezuelan migrants in the La Parada sector in the municipality of Villa del Rosario, Norte de Santander. Since 2015, with the closure of the Colombian-Venezuelan border, almost two million Venezuelans have entered Colombia and have settled in different parts of the country. In addition, hundreds of thousands of Colombians who once migrated to the neighboring country have returned and, with them, have also come their descendants who do not always have access to Colombian nationality, to which they are entitled. In the vast majority of cases, the situation of these migrants is precarious and the living and subsistence conditions that we find in La Parada illustrate the humanitarian drama that the current migration crisis has implied. With the arrival of covid-19, a few days after the data collection phase ended, this situation could only have worsened.
Original languageSpanish (Colombia)
Number of pages52
StatePublished - Oct 5 2020

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