Floods and landslides have damaged vital infrastructure, leaving hundreds of thousands stranded and without power and electricity. Food and clean water shortages are being reported.
Assistance aims to reach 1.2 million people – 900,000 of whom live in areas affected by Cyclone Idai, 100,000 in areas affected by Cyclone Kenneth and 250,000 in areas affected by the drought.
Last month, MSF started assessing health needs in different parts of the country and began rehabilitating sections of the 302-bed Vargas hospital in the capital, Caracas.
As of June 2019, nearly 220,000 persons were displaced, a number that has tripled since December 2018. By the end of the year, this number could reach 335,000.