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
- Declaración Conjunta del ACNUR y de la OIM acerca del nombramiento del Sr. Eduardo Stein como Representante Especial Conjunto para los refugiados y migrantes venezolanos en la región
- Migration Trends in the Americas: Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (September 2018)
- Call a Spade a Spade: Venezuela is a Public Health Emergency
- Epidemiological Update - Measles - 21 September 2018
- Epidemiological Update - Diphtheria - 21 September 2018
The Latin America and Caribbean region is increasingly impacted by natural disasters as well as population movements. In 2017, more than 15.6 million people - including 8 million children were affected by natural disasters. Hurricanes resulted in aggravating the humanitarian situation of more than 1.4 million people in Cuba, Haiti and the Eastern Caribbean islands. Mexico was severely hit by two major earthquakes in September 2017, while floods and landslides further exacerbated the needs of vulnerable children and their families in Colombia and Peru.
by Roxanne Oroxom and Amanda Glassman
703.9 mt of food assistance distributed
1,386,033 USD cash based transfers made
41.9 m six months (August 2018-January 2019) net funding requirements
156,302 people assisted in August 2018
US$ 534,947 cash-based transfers made
US$ 0.62 m six months (August 2018 - January 2019) net funding requirements
27,673 people assisted in August 2018
More than 2 million people have fled the once-prosperous Venezuela due to a political and economic crisis that has resulted in record inflation rates and severe food and medicine shortages.
Most have traveled to neighboring countries in Latin America. About 250,000 Venezuelans are staying in Ecuador, seeking the food and medical attention that they can no longer get in Venezuela.
Many Venezuelans who arrive in Ecuador come hungry and dehydrated, carrying only the clothes on their backs. Often, they have spent everything on transportation across Colombia.
Hervé Verhoosel, for the World Food Programme (WFP), read the following statement:
“Colombia is facing an unprecedented crisis as thousands of people from Venezuela continue to cross the border daily due to lack of food, medicine and other basic needs. Colombians and their Government are doing all they can to step up to this challenge. The country has made progress in its peace process and ending hunger; however, as the migration crisis grows in proportion, recent gains are being jeopardized.
El Programa Mundial de Alimentos alerta de que el creciente flujo de personas que huyen de Venezuela está desbordando a los Gobiernos y comunidades de acogida y pide a la comunidad internacional más ayuda para asistir a los migrantes y refugiados.
El 80% de los venezolanos en Colombia no tienen garantizada la alimentación, según el Programa Mundial de Alimentos.
QUITO (September 13, 2018) - The international community urgently needs to step up funding and better coordinate their efforts to support hundreds of thousands of refugees from Venezuela, warns aid organization CARE.
Potential Idlib offensive begins with bombing of hospitals
GENEVA (5 September 2018) – Given the increase in the flow of migrants from Venezuela in recent months, especially to countries in South America, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Felipe González Morales, called for strengthening regional cooperation and increasing the support of the international community to guarantee the human rights of Venezuelan migrants wherever they are.
• The scale of needs resulting from the outflow of Venezuelans is rapidly surpassing the capacities of receiving and transit countries, further straining already vulnerable host communities. In many of the arriving areas there are pre-existing conditions of vulnerability and weak or lack of health, education and protection services.
This Regional Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 7.4 million Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support National Societies on the scaling up of their response to the increasing population movement in the Americas, supporting initially Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago and Uruguay to deliver assistance to 200,000 people (including host communities) for 12 months, with a focus on the following areas: shelter, livelihoods and basic need, health, water and sanitation, protection, gender and inclusion (PGI) and migration.
GENEVA (5 September, 2018) — States of transit and destination have an obligation to protect the human rights of Venezuelan migrants regardless of their migration status, two UN expert committees on human rights said, adding their voices to a joint statement issued today.
The joint statement is available to read here.
Washington, D.C. / Ginebra – En ocasión de las reuniones y medidas que vienen promoviendo Estados del continente americano para responder a la llegada masiva de personas migrantes y refugiadas venezolanas, la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH); el Comité de Protección de los Derechos de los Trabajadores Migratorios y de sus Familiares (CMW) de la ONU; Comité sobre los Derechos del Niño (CRC) de la ONU; la Oficina Regional para América del Sur del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos (ACNUDH); el Dr.
Geneva / Washington, D.C. - In light of the meetings and measures adopted by several States in the region to address the massive arrival of Venezuelan migrants and refugees, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR); the United Nations Committee on Migrant Workers; the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child; the Regional Office for South America of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR); and, Mr. Felipe González, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, adopt the following joint statement.
1. Contexto Humanitario
En los primeros siete meses de 2018, al menos 21.229 personas se han desplazado en eventos masivos por causa de la violencia armada y generalizada, representando el 113% del total de las personas desplazadas en 2017.
Panama/Geneva, 31 August 2018 – Help, respect and compassion are needed in response to the massive and continuous movement of people across Venezuela and several other countries in the Americas, the President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said today.
It is estimated that between 1.6 million and 4 million people are currently on the move in search of relief from instability or insecurity in their home countries.
Atenderán a alrededor de 500 personas, afirma gobernador Ricardo Flores
Un total de veinte albergues temporales acondicionados se instalaron en diversos puntos de la provincia de Tumbes para brindar apoyo a los migrantes venezolanos que tramitan su ingreso al Perú, informó el Gobierno Regional de Tumbes.