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The government of Ecuador rejects acts of xenophobia against Venezuelans

In Pelileo there was a march against insecurity where foreigners were asked to leave.



PRIMICIA File | The government has activated comprehensive protection services to provide support to possible victims

The Government of Ecuador rejected this Saturday, November 9, the acts of xenophobia recorded in recent days in the town of Pelileo, province of Tungurahua, against the Venezuelan community.

The Ministry of Women and Human Rights, the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Government issued a statement in which they “strongly reject the acts of xenophobia against the Venezuelan population in the conditions of movement.”

The reaction came after a march against insecurity was held in Pelileo where foreigners were asked to leave. In this town, the emergence of crimes is linked to the presence of foreigners in an irregular situation.

In this regard, the joint statement of the ministries was published immediately, stating that the Ecuadorian State, as the main person responsible for protecting the rights of all people in its territory, and based on the agreements signed , the corresponding protocols are activated.

The statement indicated that the Foreign Ministry informed the Ministry of the Interior, the Ombudsman’s Office and the Prosecutor’s Office about the issue and contacted the organizations of the United Nations system.

In addition, the Government indicated that through the Ministry of Women and Human Rights, a comprehensive protection service has been activated to provide support to potential victims.

Among the actions, the mayor of Pelileo was asked to report the situation and the measures adopted to avoid possible violations of the human rights of migrants.

According to the Government, the Ministry of the Interior and the Police responded to the situation that occurred in Pelileo.

Likewise, Immigration Control is requested, through the Migration Secretariat of the Ministry of the Interior, to activate permanent immigration controls to ensure compliance with the Mobility Law.

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