#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: May 15, 2019

October 23, 2018

More than 3 million people have fled economic and political turmoil in Venezuela. In response, a USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team is providing humanitarian assistance to Venezuelans fleeing to neighboring countries throughout the region, including Brazil.

September 18, 2018

More than 3 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.

September 7, 2018

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with the Colombian Minister of Foreign Affairs, The Honorable Carlos Holmes Trujillo, on Friday in Washington, D.C. In the meeting, the Administrator highlighted USAID's close partnership with Colombia, and emphasized the Agency's commitment to helping the new Duque Administration implement Colombia's priorities.

July 16, 2018

I am here because the United States is committed to helping Venezuelans. I am here because we are committed to supporting the Government of Colombia and our partners to respond to this man-made humanitarian crisis. And as I think we know, it is a crisis that is affecting the entire region.

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