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
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- Increasing restrictions and violence against Venezuelans in neighbouring countries
- Venezuela Regional Crisis - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #5, Fiscal Year (FY) 2018
Hervé Verhoosel, for the World Food Programme (WFP), read the following statement:
“Colombia is facing an unprecedented crisis as thousands of people from Venezuela continue to cross the border daily due to lack of food, medicine and other basic needs. Colombians and their Government are doing all they can to step up to this challenge. The country has made progress in its peace process and ending hunger; however, as the migration crisis grows in proportion, recent gains are being jeopardized.
Our humanitarian colleagues tell us that as of June 2018, an estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans, out of the 32.8 million people who live there, have fled the country — mainly to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil. People cite lack of food as their main reason for fleeing, with reportedly 1.3 million people suffering from malnourishment.
The Security Council on 20 September would hold a high-level open debate on United Nations peacekeeping reform to consider recommendations contained in the report of the High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations, Tekeda Alemu (Ethiopia), Council President for the month, said at a Headquarters press conference today.
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has made available emergency cash grants totalling $280,000 and reports contributions of more than $12.6 million towards urgent flood relief in Venezuela, an OCHA statement said today.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) are organizing urgent relief assistance to the victims of the floods and mudslides that devastated Venezuela last week. The floods are estimated to have killed 10,000 people, with 6,000 still missing and more than 150,000 homeless, WFP said today.
The Secretary-General, in a statement, expressed sadness at the loss of life and devastation caused by Venezuela's floods, and extended his deepest condolences to the people and Government of Venezuela, the Spokesman said.
Top United Nations officials today reacted with deep concern to the reports of the loss of life and devastation caused by the floods in Venezuela and stressed the importance of international assistance in coping with the calamity.