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Nicaraguan Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Costa Rica Doubles

The UN Refugee Agency reported that during the last eight months the number of people fleeing from Managua, Nicaragua, to Costa Rica has doubled....

Costa Rica, UN announce insurance benefits for more migrants

Costa Rica and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced Thursday an agreement that will provide health insurance to 10,000 refugees by the end of the year. 

Nicaraguans in Costa Rica ask UNHCR for support

The UNHCR office in San José said that the Covid-19 pandemic has aggravated conditions of vulnerability.

Costa Rica will offer ‘safe entry’ to Nicaraguans seeking asylum

Costa Rica will try to improve protections for thousands of Nicaraguans who request asylum or refuge in the country through an initiative supported by the UN and the European Union.

Costa Rica creates special asylum category for Venezuelans, Nicaraguans and Cubans

To qualify for the new status, the applicant must show that her refugee claim was denied and that he or she has no criminal record.

UNHCR grants Costa Rica assistance to help Nicaraguan migrants

According to official data, there are currently 87,190 asylum seekers in Costa Rica, of which 80% are Nicaraguans and 7% Venezuelans.

UN commissioner in Costa Rica to evaluate response to Latin America refugee crisis

There are currently more than 87,000 applications for refuge in Costa Rica, of which 80% are from Nicaraguans and 7% are from Venezuelans, according to government data.

Rich nations urged to do ‘fair share’ at global refugee meet

The UN urged countries Tuesday to take joint responsibility for caring for surging numbers of displaced people, while wealthy nations faced criticism for not shouldering their "fair share" of the burden.

United Nations asks Costa Rica to expedite procedures for refugee requests

Some 55,000 Nicaraguans have requested refugee status in Costa Rica, and most cases have not been resolved.

Costa Rica grants asylum to Nicaraguan activist Alvaro Leiva

Costa Rica granted the Nicaraguan human rights activist Alvaro Leiva political asylum last week.

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