Around 90 migrants have left the eight temporary transit centers (CTT) enabled by the Municipality in mid-August in different parts of the capital.
Ninety-four Venezuelans remain in the eight temporary transit centers (CTT) enabled, between August 11 and 12, by the Municipality of Quito. Initially, 125 people agreed to move to the temporary shelters that weekend from the makeshift armed camp in the Carcelén interchange (north).
“With the passing of days, the CTT hosted up to 184 Venezuelans (adults and children),” says Juan Zapata, Metropolitan Security Secretary.
According to Zapata, people left those spaces for various reasons, such as continuing their trip to Peru or Chile; others regularized their situation in Ecuador or obtained a source of income and some returned to their country.
In the CTT they have access to security, beds, basic services, elements of personal hygiene, non-perishable food and spaces to prepare food. The emergency situation that protects the migrants was decreed initially by the Vice Ministry of Human Mobility until September 30.
Officials of the Cabildo expected to meet with personnel from the Chancellery on Wednesday, September 26 to look for alternatives to the situation of Venezuelans. If the measure (emergency) does not extend, temporary transit centers enabled in the capital would close on Sunday and those who are in them should leave there. Faced with this possibility, the Metropolitan Secretariat for Social Inclusion said that it has advised Venezuelan migrants on procedures to request refuge or regularize in the country, as well as costs of leases, distances in the city and labor policy, among other issues. (I)