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The UNHCR Multi-Country Office in Panama provides support to refugees, asylum seekers, and other forcibly displaced people in Aruba, Belize, Cuba, Curacao, Guyana, Nicaragua, Panama, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago. MCO Panama works in close collaboration with Governments, UN agencies, international and national NGOs, civil society as well as host communities, in other to help forcibly displaced people find safety and rebuild their lives. The MCO Panama office covers several humanitarian situations, including but not limited to: the regional Venezuelan refugees and migrants situation in Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, Curaçao, Guyana; the Nicaraguan refugees and asylum seekers situation in Panama, the Colombian refugees and asylum seekers situation in Panama, and the refugees and asylum seekers situation in Belize, Cuba, Suriname and Nicaragua. This website contains the key figures and relevant analysis on the conditions of the people UNHCR's protects in these countries as well as UNHCR and partners’ response.

Persons of concern in the sub-region

The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations

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Persons of Concern by Country JSON 
Location name Source Data date Population
Aruba Government 30 Sep 2022
  3.4%
17,000
Belize Government 30 Sep 2022
  1.1%
5,619
Cuba Government 30 Sep 2022
  0.0%
106
Curaçao Government 30 Sep 2022
  3.4%
17,000
Guyana Government 30 Sep 2022
  3.9%
19,566
Nicaragua Government 30 Sep 2022
  0.2%
1,055
Panama Government, UNHCR 1 Jan 2023
  81.4%
412,474
Suriname Government 30 Sep 2022
  0.5%
2,496
Trinidad and Tobago Government 30 Sep 2022
  6.2%
31,640

*Total population figures for Panama include refugees and migrants in transit

Refugees and Migrants in Transit in Panama in 2022 JSON 
248,284
Last updated 01 Jan 2023
Source - UNHCR 
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    Multi-Country Office Panama Funding Requirements (2022)
    $54,300,000
    Total appeal
    Date of Funding Data 30 August 2022 (5 months ago)


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