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The Living Conditions of Refugees, Asylumseekers and Other Colombians in Ecuador: Millennium Development Indicators and Coping Behaviour

Citation

Bilsborrow, Richard E. & Centro de Estudios sobre Población y Desarrollo Social (CEPAR), (2006). The Living Conditions of Refugees, Asylumseekers and Other Colombians in Ecuador: Millennium Development Indicators and Coping Behaviour. The Hague, The Netherlands: Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute.

Abstract

For decades small numbers of Colombians have been entering Ecuador as international migrants, seeking work and a better way of life, as well as to escape from the civil strife and violence in Colombia. But migration to escape the violence has increased considerably since the late 1990’s. Data from the most recent population census and other sources indicate a substantial increase in Colombians living in Ecuador. The Government of Ecuador is interested in understanding better the origins and characteristics of this increasing flow of international migrants, which is the main influx of international migrants to Ecuador, as well as their living situation in Ecuador, including degree of assimilation, economic situation, living standards, plans to remain and in general their benefits and costs to Ecuador. The local office of UNHCR in Ecuador, ACNUR, is also very interested in having much better data about Colombians in Ecuador in order to determine how many persons and families are in need of
protection and assistance as refugees or asylum seekers or likely to seek that status, how many could qualify, and what the numbers are likely to be in the future.

URL

http://www.unhcr.org/statistics/STATISTICS/45adf2d82.pdf

Reference Type

Book

Year Published

2006

Author(s)

Bilsborrow, Richard E.
Centro de Estudios sobre Población y Desarrollo Social (CEPAR),