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
- Inician Plan de Suministro de Agua para localidades varguenses en sequía
- Venezuela: Human rights experts say health system in crisis
October 22, 2018
Global organization will provide emergency cash to Venezuelans and Colombians in La Guajira and Cesar
RIOHACHA, Colombia — The global organization Mercy Corps is expanding its operations near Colombia’s border with Venezuela to meet the urgent needs of Venezuelan migrants and refugees, returning Colombians and Colombians affected by Venezuelan migration. According to Colombian authorities, more than 1 million people have fled Venezuela for Colombia since 2016, including 250,000 returning Colombians and more than 800,000 Venezuelans.
Background and Context
Global organization will assist new arrivals in La Guajira as exodus from Venezuela continues
RIOHACHA, COLOMBIA – The global organization Mercy Corps is expanding its Colombia operations to meet the urgent needs of Venezuelans seeking refuge and opportunity in Colombia, which is hosting more than 600,000 Venezuelan refugees and migrants. The organization will initially provide vouchers to Venezuelans who have arrived in the department of La Guajira so that they can purchase food, medicine and other essential supplies.
Reflections on Venezuela
Never before have I seen anything like it. The disaster that hit northern Venezuela in mid December was catastrophic. Although I only visited a small part of the affected area, what I witnessed was a clear indication of the power of this natural phenomenon whose effects were aggravated by poor construction and lack of residential planning.
A Mercy Corps assessment team will travel to Venezuela to assist survivors of the devastating floods and landslides in Venezuela.
Mercy Corps International is sending relief assistance to survivors of the devastating floods and landslides in Venezuela, which have left up to 20,000 dead and 150,000 homeless. An estimated 500,000 have been impacted by what is being called the worst natural disaster to hit Venezuela this century.