A total of
people in need received our assistance in 2019.
The Venezuelan displacement crisis has continued to grow during the first half of 2019.
According to UNHCR and OIM, based on conservative government figures, it is estimated that the number of Venezuelans in countries across Latin America rose from 700,000 in 2015 to over 4,3 million in September 2019.
Venezuelans arriving in neighbouring countries face serious barriers as they seek to rebuild their lives and integrate into new communities. One of the most crucial challenges they face is obtaining some form of status that allows them to get a job, send their children to school, and access important services like healthcare.
The arrival of Venezuelans in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru is overwhelming the local capacity to respond. New visa requirements in Ecuador and Peru will make crossing legally impossible for many and will lead to many being forced to informal border crossings with high risks of trafficking, gender-based sexual violence, extortion and other forms of violence.
40 per cent of the Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan has been funded, as of October 2019.
People we helped in Venezuela in 2019
About NRC in Venezuela
NRC in Venezuela
Country DirectorGiovanni Rizzo
Phone+58 212 263 2113 / +58 4247306704
New resources to save lives and to reduce suffering of people affected by the Venezuelan crisis
Over 700 million euros raised today prove the commitment of governments and donors to respond to Venezuela’s refugee and migrant crisis.
Covid-19 forces migrants and refugees back to crisis-ridden Venezuela
The coronavirus crisis is forcing hundreds of Venezuelan refugees and migrants to return home, as lockdown measures prevent them from earning a living. More could follow if the international community does not increase its funding to support the Colombian government’s pandemic response.
Evaluation of NRC’s Protection and Humanitarian Assistance for People Affected by the Humanitarian Crisis on the Colombia-Venezuela Border
The evaluation of the project “Protection and Humanitarian Assistance for People Affected by the Humanitarian Crisis on the Colombia-Venezuela border” aims to obtain an independent review of the pertinence of the project design, the coherence of the actions implemented in relation to the humanitarian crisis, as well as the impact of the project on the lives of the beneficiary population