In Colombia, one of the world’s largest internally displaced populations will grow further, as dissidents of the peace process and other illegal armed groups compete for territorial and social control. UNHCR will seek to strengthen networks providing protection, legal assistance, shelter and other services, and those advocating for the prevention of forced recruitment.
In Haiti, an estimated 5.2 million people will need assistance. UNHCR will launch local community-based support activities to prevent gangs recruiting youth and will give the protection cluster technical support for Government-led civil registration efforts. UNHCR and partners will advocate for increased protection measures for Haitians and respond to the needs of 200,000 Haitian asylum-seekers and refugees across the region.
UNHCR will seek comprehensive, coordinated regional responses in 2024, and new avenues to protection, asylum, and lawful entry and stay, in line with the 2022 Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection and other regional initiatives. The 40th commemoration of the 1984 Cartagena Declaration on Refugees and the 2023 Global Refugee Forum will provide further opportunities for initiatives on law, policies and innovative solutions.
Approximately 106,000 vulnerable refugees in the region will need resettlement in 2024.
UNHCR's regional needs-based 2024 budget of $834.6 million represents a 1% increase from the current 2023 requirements. With funding under pressure, operations in the region will consolidate staffing structures.
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