Sunday 9 May 2021

Costa Rica “On Alert” Of A Migratory Crisis Over Violence in Nicaragua

The political and social crisis that Nicaragua is experiencing has Costa Rica on the verge of a migratory crisis for which it may not be prepared due to lack of resources.

The entrance of 3,300 refugees only during June and more than 10,000 applications in total, reflect the fear of Nicaraguans of the President Daniel Ortega regime.

- Advertisement -

The government’s concern is that if the number of refugees reaches 5,000 it would amount to an immigration crisis.

We still can not talk about a crisis, but the country is On alert.
Epsy Campbell, Costa Rica’s Foreign Minister.

Unlike migrants, refugees are people fleeing armed conflict, violence or persecution and are therefore forced to cross the border to seek safety, entering the country without assets or work, so the Costa Rican government has to care for them, providing food & shelter, medical assistance and other services.

This month, the migratory flow of Nicaraguans – between refugees and migrants with a visa – has reached one thousand people a week.

Although the government has a comprehensive action plan to deal with migratory flows, it would not be enough. “Extraordinary resources are required to meet an eventual extraordinary flow of refugees. We still cannot talk about a crisis, but the country is on alert,” said Epsy Campbell, Costa Rica’s Foreign Minister.

- Advertisement -

 

Epsy Campbell, Costa Rica’s Foreign Minister.

Last week, the government opened two shelters, one in La Cruz de Guanacaste, in the north and the other in Golfito, in the southern zone, near the Panama border.

 

The facilities are the same used three years ago, to address the migration crisis faced by the country, due to the massive influx of Cubans and Africans, among others, unable to leave Costa Rica a due to Nicaragua closing its borders to them.

The political turmoil in Nicaragua that has resulted in more than 300 deaths and thousands injured since mid-April is closely followed by the Costa Rican government, not only because of the potential migration crisis but also because of the impact it would generate on trade, acknowledges Costa Rican president, Carlos Alvarado.

- Advertisement -

Nicaragua is the fourth destination of Costa Rican exports with US$566 million in 2017, including cement, syrups, medicines, and sauces, among others.

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Observatory reveals explosion of suspected cases of Covid-19 in Nicaragua: 878 in a week, and 74 deaths

TODAY NICARAGUA – The Observatorio Ciudadano (Citizen Observatory) report revealed this...

Political crisis and pandemic lead Nicaragua to three straight years of recession

TODAY NICARAGUA – The pandemic arrived in Nicaragua when the country...

MOST READ

Chevrolet installs its first charger for electric cars at its headquarters in Ayarco

QCOSTARICA - With more than 1,600 electric cars of various brands circulating in the country and Chevrolet's new proposal for the second half of...

Today’s Covid News: 2,555 new cases on Wednesday; 1,123 in hospital

QCOSTARICA - Following a drop of new cases of covid-19 over the long weekend, the ugly head of the virus resurfaced on Wednesday with...

Mexico reports its first case of India COVID variant

Q24N - Mexico detected its first case of the India COVID variant, health authorities reported. The infected person is from San Luis Potosí, a...

Today’s Covid News: 1,024 in hospital, 403 of them in an ICU

QCOSTARICA - After three days of nothing, not a word from the Ministry of Health, on the current covid-19 situation, Monday afternoon numbers were...

San Jose and Central Valley woke up this morning to closures and vehicular restrictions

QCOSTARICA - Due to the increase in covid infections in the middle of the third pandemic wave, the Government ordered the closure of non-essential...

Customs to hold electronic auctions to sell unclaimed products

QCOSTARICA - The National Customs Service (Aduanas) will carry out the first electronic auctions of unclaimed merchandise through the Sistema Integrado de Compras Públicas...

Entertainment Or Nature. What’s Better In Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is a country filled with beautiful nature, miles of coastline, and even volcanic formations. All these things make it a wonderful place...

Colombia exceeds 500 deaths from covid for the first time in daily report

QCOLOMBIA – Colombia this week registered the highest single day number of deaths associated with covid-19, 505, on Thursday, April 29. Health workers disinfect each...

Mexico City reduces restrictions due to sustained decline in cases of covid-19

Q24N - Mexico City will reduce social distancing measures as of next week in the face of a continuous decline in the spread of...

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.