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
- UNHCR Venezuela Situation: Data Fact Sheet - 31 October 2018
- La ONU llama a las partes en Venezuela a no exacerbar las tensiones existentes
- As Venezuela’s denied crisis deepens, local aid groups shift tactics
- Epidemiological Update - Measles - 18 January 2019
- CARE scales up its response to the Venezuela crisis and warns that Venezuelan women are facing unprecedented suffering across Latin America
PERSONAS CON NECESIDADES HUMANITARIAS
SITUATION IN NUMBERS
3 million No. of Venezuelans living abroad, including:
2.4 million No. of Venezuelans in countries within Latin America and the Caribbean (Source: IOM/UNHCR, Nov 2018) 470,000 Approx. No. of children in need of assistance as a consequence of the crisis in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Panama. (Preliminary estimations at transit/receiving country level.)
An estimated 2,3 million people have left Venezuela since 2015 due to the difficult social, economic and political situation in their country. Brazil has been particularly affected by this migration crisis with 500 people currently entering the country each day.
• In October 2018, the number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela worldwide reached three million, at least 2.4 million of them are hosted by countries in Latin America and the Caribbean region.
• UNICEF estimates that the number of children in need has surpassed 460,000, taking into consideration the needs of migrant children, non-Venezuelan returnees and those living in host communities where services are struggling to fulfil the increasing demands.
In Peru, a surge of an average of 4,000 daily arrivals, before the deadline of 31st of October for the Temporary Stay Permit, has led Peruvian authorities and partners to scale up the response.
Intergovernmental discussions continue to take place in order to strengthen regional coordination, in advance of the Quito II meeting on November 22 and 23.
In 16 countries, 75 partners participating to the Regional and National Platforms progress with the articulation of a Refugee and Migrant Response Plan for 2019.
Fuertes lluvias en centroamérica causan muertes y daños a los medios de vida
Inundaciones, un huracán y una tormenta tropical azotaron varias áreas de México en Octubre
Inundaciones en el noreste de Colombia han afectado a más de 64,000 personas
Fuerte sismo en el norte de Haití dejó a cientos de personas heridas y causó daño a miles de casas
Trinidad y Tobago recibe el equivalente de un mes de lluvias en un periodo de dos días, causando inundaciones masivas en casi todo el país
Intense flooding throughout Central America has caused losses to livelihoods and lives
Flooding, a tropical cyclone and a tropical storm battered various areas of Mexico throughout October
Flooding in northeastern Colombia has affected more than 64,000 people
Strong earthquake in northern Haiti damages thousands of homes, injures hundreds
Trinidad and Tobago was withstood a month’s worth of rainfall in the span of two days, triggering mass floods
Based on the latest official data available as of September 2018, it is estimated that over 2.6 million Venezuelans live outside their country.
Over 186,800 asylum claims have been filed worldwide in 2018, surpassing the 2017-year end figure.
Peru has become the main country of asylum for Venezuelans.
IOM and UNHCR appointed Mr. Eduardo Stein as Joint Special Representative. Mr. Stein will be promoting a harmonized regional approach in coordination with governments and relevant actors.
Six months after the beginning of our operations in Boa Vista, TSF opened two Emergency Call Centres (TECCs) in the border town of Pacaraima where many Venezuelans arrive daily. The flow continues to grow with about 500 entries on average each day, and peaks of up to 800 entries.
This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 4.89 million Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Colombian Red Cross Society (CRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 120,000 people. This 16-month operation focuses on supporting migrants in the areas of health, water and sanitation, shelter, protection, livelihood and migration. This revised Emergency Appeal includes a scale up of the health intervention to address the basic health needs of migrants in ten departments in Colombia.
About 1.5 million Venezuelans have left their country recently. TSF present since 6 months in Boa Vista, capital of the Brazilian state of Roraima, located near the border, provides assistance to these vulnerable people by allowing them to contact their relatives, often for the first time since their departure, through the use of an IP (Internet Protocol) telephony solution specially designed by TSF and adapted to contexts of humanitarian crises
TSF offers priority calls to Venezuelan refugees in Brazil in response to the one of the biggest migration crises in South American history.
Tens of thousands of Venezuelans are fleeing the economic and social collapse that has led to runaway inflation (+2,600% in 2017 and an estimated +13,000% in 2018 according to the IMF and deficiency in several major social sectors such as health and education.
Migration flow through Colombia has been steadily increasing over the past few years. At the moment, there are more than 1.1 million people in need in the country, including both migrants and Colombian communities returning to the country. The Colombia-Venezuela border has been experiencing a constant mixed migratory flow of people since 2017, who use Colombia as a transit zone, temporary shelter or a supply point. According to UNHCR figures, most migrants are concentrated in the departments of Norte de Santander and La Guajira.
See at a glance how the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot supported its partners' response to global humanitarian crises in this overview of major shipments and events from January through June 2018.
A. Analysis of the Situation
Description of the disaster
"I came to Brazil with my son because the situation is catastrophic Venezuela; there is no more work, no food and no medicine. My mother has cancer but her treatment is no longer available locally, "says Gabriela, a 30-year-old Venezuelan." Every week, my son goes back and forth from Boa Vista to bring medicine and food to the rest of the family in Venezuela. We have no other choice if we want to survive."
NECESIDADES HUMANITARIAS & CIFRAS CLAVE
La población víctima y los grupos poblacionales más vulnerables como los grupos étnicos, las mujeres, niñas, niños, adolescentes y jóvenes (NNAJ) que viven en zonas rurales de difícil acceso y zonas urbanas, han sido quienes han recibido el mayor impacto humanitario durante varias décadas, como consecuencias del conflicto armado y violencia generalizada en Colombia.