#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: March 07, 2019

February 27, 2019

To ensure that USAID remains the world’s premier development organization, the Agency initiated an internal redesign process, or Transformation, in early 2017. When I last appeared before Committee on March 22, 2018, I provided an overview of several planned initiatives in this framework. After consultations with many of you and your staff, we have since launched many of them, and are eager to answer any questions you might have to approve our remaining Congressional Notifications on our Transformation.

February 26, 2019

Venezuela is experiencing a political and economic crisis—marked by devastating hyperinflation—that has led to severe food and medicine shortages and has driven more than three million people to flee the once-prosperous country. The United States is providing humanitarian and development assistance throughout the region to meet emergency needs, stem the spread of infectious diseases, and build countries' long-term capacity to respond to this crisis.

February 25, 2019

Today, Vice President Pence announced that the United States is providing nearly $56 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support the regional response for the nearly 3.4 million Venezuelans who have fled Venezuela due to the political and economic crisis caused by Nicolas Maduro. This assistance complements the aid that the United States and its partners pre-positioned near the Colombia- and Brazil-Venezuela borders over the last few weeks, and it will provide urgently needed shelter, food, medical services, and livelihoods support that will help the integration of Venezuelans who have fled into host communities in the region.

February 25, 2019

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green accompanies Vice President Mike Pence on travel to Bogotá, Colombia, on February 25 to attend a meeting of the Lima Group and meet with regional leaders and expatriate Venezuelans.

February 22, 2019

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with the Dutch Ambassador to the United States, Henne Schuwer, to discuss how the United States and The Netherlands can alleviate the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Administrator Green and Ambassador Schuwer committed to continue working together to help the Venezuelan people. The two exchanged ideas on how best to collaborate on pre-propositioning civilian humanitarian assistance on the island of Curaçao, a component country of the Kingdom of The Netherlands, to address severe shortages of food and medicine in Venezuela.

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