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As UNHCR statistics generally rely on data from host countries, statistics on refugees alone can give an insufficient account of refugee numbers, as some host countries will not grant refugee status to certain groups. Including statistics for individuals in refugee-like situations is an attempt to account for unrecognised refugees and does not include internally displaced persons. Statistics for stateless refugees are included if available.
Norwegian Refugee Council, Venezuela
www.nrc.org.co, through the Colombia head office
Quinta Cirabel, calle 5 con carrera 1, Urbanización Mérida, San Cristobal, Venezuela
Tel/Fax: +58 (276) 80 84 877
Mobile: +58 (416) 97 99 120
The NRC provides legal assistance (legal aid, advocacy) for victims of forced displacement, in particular with regard to housing, land and property rights, and for victims of sexual and gender-based violence. They provide orientation information, counselling and education programmes for displaced children and adolescents, and also promote and advocate for changes in policy to ensure the protection of displaced and indigenous populations. NRC provides legal assistance, usually through individual casework, but it may also entail class action. NRC pursues legal action through all relevant local, national and international legal systems and mechanisms, including customary law, conflict resolution and mediation mechanisms and any other prevalent systems of law – in addition to statutory law and the courts. NRC may provide training in legal issues to target groups and key local actors – to establish a platform of understanding of rights and applicable law, and subsequent legal approaches to key issues.
Boulevard Panteón, Puente Trinidad a Tienda Honda, Edif Centro Plaza Las Mercedes, PB. Local 6 / PO Box 5156, Carmelites 1010-A, Caracas, Venezuela
Tel/Fax: (212) 86 21 011 and 86 06 66 98 62 53 33
Provea aims to protect the rights of the underprivileged through information, campaigning and fighting legal cases, including for refugees.
Universidad Católica Andrés Bello
The Centro de Derechos Humanos of the Universidad Católica Andres Bello works in refugee studies in research, teaching and defense of legal cases before international organizations such as the ICHR and the UN.
El Centro de Derechos Humanos de la UCAB trabaja en el área de refugiados en las líneas tradicionales de la academia: investigación, docencia y extensión y además hacemos defensa de casos y acciones ante órganos internacionales (CIDH y ONU) sobre la materia.