#EstamosUnidosVE: Venezuela Regional Crisis Response

#EstamosUnidosVE: Venezuela Regional Crisis Response

Venezuela is experiencing a political and economic crisis – marked by devastating hyperinflation – that has led to severe food and medicine shortages and has driven three million people to flee their once-prosperous country since 2014.

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Venezuela is experiencing a political and economic crisis – marked by devastating hyperinflation – that has led to severe food and medicine shortages and has driven three million people to flee their once-prosperous country since 2014.

"As good neighbors and supporters of the Venezuelan people, we are glad to be able to help, but we all know that this action is merely a short-term response, not a solution. For the sake of the Venezuelan people and the entire region, we must hope that the Maduro regime releases its crushing grip and that we see a return to democracy and to rule of law, for the sake of the Venezuelan people who deserve a peaceful, hopeful future." – Administrator Green


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Last updated: August 06, 2019

August 5, 2019

While the illegitimate former Maduro regime continues to deny the scale of the crisis - as well as its role in causing it - independent international organizations report dire, irrefutable findings from inside Venezuela. The Maduro regime's corruption and mismanagement have led to the destruction of Venezuelan social services and crumbling public infrastructure, contributing to the deepening humanitarian crisis. The United States is supporting our Hemispheric partners in addressing the needs of Venezuelans who have fled to the region, and stands ready to provide assistance inside Venezuela.

June 24, 2019

Due to the deteriorating economic and political situation in Venezuela, more than 4 million Venezuelans have fled to neighboring countries. Nearly 1.3 million Venezuelans resided in Colombia as of March 2019, the highest number of Venezuelans in any country in the region.

May 15, 2019

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick met yesterday with Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath of Curaçao and Prime Minister Evelyn Wever-Croes of Aruba in Washington, D.C. Deputy Administrator Glick discussed the regional impacts of Venezuela's man-made humanitarian crisis, and thanked the Prime Ministers for their countries' support for the thousands of Venezuelans who have fled to Aruba and Curaçao.

May 14, 2019

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green visited Bogota, Colombia May 13-14. On May 13, Administrator Green and President Duque announced an agreement to expand the scope of the two countries' Development Objective Assistance Agreement. USAID's $160 million contribution to this bilateral agreement reaffirms the two countries' continued support and collaboration. Administrator Green and President Duque also met with the Mayor of Ovejas to celebrate the USAID-funded land titling pilot project, which is Colombia's first massive land-formalization and multi-purpose registry project. Land-formalization is a key step to mitigating conflict, strengthening the economy, and reducing inequality in rural areas.

April 17, 2019

On April 10, U.S. Vice President Michael R. Pence announced nearly $61 million in additional U.S. Government (USG) assistance in response to the Venezuela regional crisis. The assistance includes $13.3 million from USAID/OFDA, $16.2 million from USAID/FFP, and $31.4 million from State/PRM to address needs throughout the region. Vice President Pence made the announcement during a convening of the UN Security Council to discuss the worsening humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.

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