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The Nicaraguan Human Rights Coalition calls for the protection of Nicaraguan migrants

San Jose, January 18 (EFE).- The so-called The Nicaraguan Fighting Coalition, made up of 17 human rights organizations, demanded this Wednesday that the international community protect Nicaraguan migrants who are fleeing a socio-political crisis in their country and who face obstacles to their survival in transit and destination countries.

“It is of great concern to the coalition that the measures taken by transit and destination countries are far from ensuring that migration is a safe process for the population that leaves, what they do is making living conditions more precarious. in the countries,” lawyer Juan Carlos Arce, a member of the Nunca Más human rights collective in Nicaragua, which belongs to the group of petitioning organizations, told EFE.

According to the coalition, the vulnerability of migrants has “increased and become more difficult” due to restrictions on admission or permanency in destination countries, such as Costa Rica or the United States, as well as in transit countries, such as Mexico.

In the case of Costa Rica, Ars noted that the new regulations prohibit an exile from having official work or travel outside the country to denounce the situation in Nicaragua, while the US regulation, known as Parol, misses the point. Nicaraguans should immediately flee their country, for which he cited cases such as human rights defenders, journalists or activists.

“We remind the world that the massive exodus of Nicaraguans is a direct result of the state’s policy of expulsion, where the Ortega Murillo regime uses it as an economic solution to its sustainability, the destruction of the structure of resistance and the constant violation of rights.” whose terror campaign defined them as enemies and sentenced them to exile, prison or death,” the coalition said.

Arce stressed that “the Nicaraguan exodus will not stop as long as the repression continues, because it is a forced displacement of Nicaraguans fleeing a political, economic and human rights crisis without precedent in the country’s history.”

According to Costa Rican government statistics, more than 200,000 Nicaraguans have fled to the southern country since the crisis in Nicaragua began in April 2018.

Calculations by the digital newspaper Confidencial indicate that at least 328,443 Nicaraguans left their country in 2022, of which 181,566 went to the United States.

Nicaragua’s exodus stems from the socio-political crisis of 2018, when armed attacks on anti-government demonstrators left at least 355 dead, according to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), with President Daniel Ortega recently admitting more. Over 300 after four years of setting it at 200.

Since 2018, more than half a million Nicaraguans have left their country to settle mainly in the United States, Costa Rica, Spain and elsewhere.

Source: El Diario





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