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
- Number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela reaches three million
- El número de refugiados y migrantes de Venezuela alcanza los 3 millones
- Venezuela: Numbers Highlight Health Crisis
- Venezuela: Human rights experts say health system in crisis
- Inician Plan de Suministro de Agua para localidades varguenses en sequía
A 7.3-magnitude earthquake which struck northern Venezuela on Tuesday 21 August is the latest in a string of disasters that have caused nearly 7 per cent of the country’s population to leave in the last two years. Economic and political factors have led to an estimated 2.3 million people leaving their homeland, according to UN figures. Inflation stands at more than 80,000 per cent and four-fifths of Venezuelans now live in poverty.
The team working in Venezuela has reported that the operation which has been set up in Valencia is going well. Food is being provided and tenting is supplied for those who need to relocate their homes or repair existing housing. The team is also working with the community on matters such as basic sanitation and health and is seeking to bring about a sense of order and control.
FLOODING which is unprecedented in the past 50 years has struck Caracas and the Caribbean coast of the Republic of Venezuela. Although in its infancy in Venezuela, The Salvation Army is responding valiantly to a situation which has wreaked havoc, killing over 200 people with about 7,000 still missing. People in the area referred to the catastrophic flooding as being 'like the end of the world'.