#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: September 18, 2019

March 6, 2019

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick will lead a USAID delegation, which includes Acting Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Latin America and Caribbean Steve Olive, to Miami, Florida and Cúcuta. The delegation will travel to Cúcuta, Colombia, on a U.S. military flight to preposition humanitarian aid for the people of Venezuela.

March 5, 2019

The United States stands with the people of Venezuela and the communities throughout the region that have generously taken in their neighbors during this time of crisis.

March 4, 2019

USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) are responding to a complex emergency stemming from an influx of people fleeing an economic and political crisis in Venezuela to neighboring countries, including Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Approximately 3.4 million Venezuelans have fled their country, with nearly 1.2 million people fleeing to Colombia.

February 27, 2019

USAID stands in solidarity with Interim President Guaidó and those in Venezuela who seek a government that represents their interests and is responsive to their needs. So long as Maduro and his cronies continue to crush the people of Venezuela, their economy, and their hope, we know this crisis will continue. The people of Venezuela, like those in Cuba and Nicaragua, who are also suffering under authoritarianism, deserve freedom and a return to rule of law. Some observers talk as though democracy is in irreversible decline, but the only way that freedom and democracy will fall is if we let them. As President Trump recently said in Miami, we can see the day ahead when all the people of Latin America will at last be free.

February 27, 2019

Venezuela’s political and economic crisis has dire humanitarian consequences, including a collapsing health system and severe medicine shortages. In response, the United States is pre-positioning medical supplies near the Venezuelan border in Colombia and providing emergency health assistance throughout the region for Venezuelans who have fled their country.

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