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
The massive exodus of citizens leaving Venezuela is currently considered one of the biggest humanitarian crises on the globe. It is estimated that more than 2 million Venezuelans have left their country in search of better living conditions and security.
En toda América Latina y el Caribe, presenciamos niveles alarmantes de violencia contra la niñez. Como organización de desarrollo internacional centrada en la niñez, también escuchamos a los niños, niñas y jóvenes de la región cuando nos cuentan directamente que la violencia es la preocupación más apremiante de sus vidas y de su generación.
By Leslie Petersen - Operations Director
The night of Sunday, November 12, 2000 the state of Vargas was hit again by heavy rains. These rains forced over 400 families from their homes, exacerbating the crisis caused by the December 1999 flooding. These families are being relocated in centers of refuge in the state of Vargas, as relocating them out of the state is not possible due to the pressure still exerted on the states by the December 1999 massive relocation plan.
World Vision International (WVI) has established an operational presence in Venezuela due to the serious flooding that ravaged the state of Vargas and other areas in December of 1999. WVI began its work by funding several local NGO's, in order to rapidly meet the needs of the IDPs. WVI will continue with emergency and rehabilitation activities for one year, and subsequently transition into a permanent development presence.
Aid from World Vision Is Helping Flood Victims
The hopes of thousands of people digging out from under floods and mud slides that killed possibly 50,000 people here in December were set back over the weekend when rains caused many rivers to rise, halting the daily rituals which have become so important to creating a sense a return to normalcy.
By John Yale and Kevin Cook, Senior Relief Administrator and LACRO Regional Communications Director -- December 29, 1999
While Australians rush through their last-minute Christmas shopping and then prepare for the holiday break, relief workers in Venezuela are assessing the world's latest natural disaster.
By now, the catastrophic scale of the Venezuela emergency is well-known to anyone who's seen the recent barrage of news reports confirming it as Latin America's worst natural disaster of the twentieth century.
World Vision New Zealand has committed $10,000 as an initial contribution to help victims of Venezuela's mud slides which some observers say have killed more than 20,000 people.