Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)Ongoing
Appeals & Response Plans
- South America: Floods and Landslides - Dec 2016
- Hurricane Matthew - Sep 2016
- South America: Floods and Landslides - Nov 2015-Dec 2016
- South America: Drought - 2015-2017
- Venezuela: Floods - Jul 2015
- Venezuela: Floods - May 2012
- Venezuela: Floods - Nov 2011
- Venezuela: Floods and Landslides - Nov 2010
- Tropical Storm Matthew - Sep 2010
- Latin America: Dengue Outbreak - Mar 2010
Most read reports
- 2018 - Regional impact of Venezuela situation: Overview of CERF Requests (As of 10 October 2018)
- Venezuela: Human rights experts say health system in crisis
- Venezuelan Emigration: Exodus to the Region (October 2018)
- Regional Inter-Agency Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela - Regional Response: Situational update No.1 (September 2018)
- Working Group to Address the Regional Crisis of Venezuelan Migrants and Refugees of the General Secretariat of the OAS
By Geoff Ramsey and Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli
INTRODUCTION AND KEY FINDINGS
As the political, social and economic crisis in Venezuela worsens, more and more Venezuelans are fleeing their country in droves each day. Impoverished Venezuelans are facing food and medicine shortages. Unable to sustain their families, many are seeking refuge abroad as a way out of their predicament. South American countries, which are unaccustomed to receiving such large migration flows, are struggling to respond to the needs of the Venezuelan migrant population.
A medida que empeora la crisis política, social y económica en Venezuela, más y más venezolanos huyen de su país cada día. De todos los países sudamericanos afectados por el éxodo en Venezuela, Colombia ha visto la mayor ola de llegadas, ocasionando gran tensión en las instituciones y sistemas locales en un momento en que Colombia también enfrenta el desafío de implementar su histórico acuerdo de paz de 2016.
Venezuela’s May 20 election, and its questionable legitimacy, will only deepen the country’s crisis, and potentially deepen its grave humanitarian crisis. As organizations dedicated to promoting human rights, the below groups express our call to the international community, and to the Lima Group in particular, that any measures adopted in reaction to the elections do not contribute to the human rights violations affecting Venezuelans inside and outside their country.
Santo Domingo: Casi 30 organizaciones de sociedad civil de las Américas solicitaron ante la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) una mayor coordinación y acompañamiento técnico a los Estados de la región para afrontar la crisis de la migración forzada venezolana.
Santo Domingo: Today nearly 30 civil society organizations from across the Americas called on the Inter American Commission of Human Rights to provide better coordination and technical assistance for States in the region to address the Venezuelan migrant crisis.
On January 23, Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly (ANC) approved a decree that calls for presidential elections to be held by April 30, 2018. As organizations devoted to advancing human rights in the Americas, we are profoundly concerned by the announcement, and urge Venezuela’s electoral authorities to adhere to Venezuela’s constitution and ensure the fulfillment of Venezuelans’ fundamental right to elect a president in a process that is free, fair, and transparent.
By Kimberly Stanton