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07 May 2018 description
report Mercy Corps

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.

30 Dec 1999 description
report Mercy Corps

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.

21 Dec 1999 description
report Mercy Corps

A Mercy Corps assessment team will travel to Venezuela to assist survivors of the devastating floods and landslides in Venezuela.

20 Dec 1999 description
report Mercy Corps

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.