This research, conducted in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Lima and the Amazon region of Madre de Dios, Perú, aims to assess the HLP context for Venezuelan migrants and refugees in Perú to understand the greatest challenges they face in accessing adequate housing and identify how these challenges can be addressed. To initiate the HLP assessment I travelled to two different regions of Perú: Lima to understand the context in Perú’s most densely populated urban area, and the amazon region of Madre De Dios on the borders of Bolivia and Brazil to understand the border context. I am currently working with IOM Perú to conduct a field mission to Tumbes, Perú to understand the HLP context in Perú’s northern border. I will also be applying for an IRB approval to conduct interviews with Venezuelan migrants and refugees and I plan to compile this research into a guidance note on HLP rights and tenure security for migrants and refugees in Latin America.
October 24, 2022