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
- La ONU llama a las partes en Venezuela a no exacerbar las tensiones existentes
- CARE scales up its response to the Venezuela crisis and warns that Venezuelan women are facing unprecedented suffering across Latin America
- Se lanza plan para apoyar a venezolanos en el Cono Sur
- Venezuela firma acuerdos de cooperación en materia de alimentación y educación con Unicef y FAO
- UNHCR Venezuela Situation: Funding Update 2018 (as of 8 January 2018)
Melanie Teff and Daphne Panayotatos
Living under the government of President Nicolás Maduro, Venezuelans face political repression, extreme shortages of food and medicine, lack of social services, and economic collapse. Three million of them – or about 10 percent of the population – have fled the country. The vast majority have sought refuge in the Americas, where host states are struggling with the unprecedented influx.
Colombianos buscan refugio en Ecuador y Venezuela
El impacto del conflicto armado interno de Colombia en Ecuador y Venezuela está desestabilizando las regiones fronterizas, al mismo tiempo que miles de colombianos contin=FAan huyendo de su país en busca de refugio. Debido a la presencia creciente de guerrilleros colombianos y grupos paramilitares reorganizados dedicados al narcotráfico en las zonas fronterizas, los gobiernos receptores han militarizado estas regiones con fuerzas de seguridad a fin de combatir las repercusiones violentas.
COLOMBIANS SEEKING REFUGE IN ECUADOR AND VENEZUELA
The impact of Colombia's internal armed conflict on Ecuador and Venezuela is destabilizing border regions while thousands of Colombians continue to flee their country in search of sanctuary. Because of the growing presence of Colombian guerrilla and reorganized paramilitary groups engaged in trafficking narcotics in border areas, host governments have militarized these regions with security forces to combat violent spillover.
A few weeks ago, I traveled to Ecuador and Venezuela to assess the conditions of Colombian refugees. And in one interview after the other, the accounts were both disturbing and similar to those I've heard from internally displaced people in Colombia.
Over the last four years, I have traveled throughout Colombia to visit families and entire communities who have been forced to flee their homes and villages in order to save their lives. I've spent afternoons in neighborhoods made of stilt houses in Tumaco and Buenaventura on the Pacific coast, hearing of fear and despair.
Larry Thompson, RI's Director of Advocacy, is presently on an assessment mission in South America.