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The U.S. is providing humanitarian assistance for people fleeing crisis in Venezuela.
The U.S. is providing humanitarian assistance for people fleeing crisis in Venezuela.
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Key Developments

USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance Assistant to the Administrator Sarah Charles announced nearly $376 million in additional U.S. Government humanitarian funding for the Venezuela Regional Crisis on September 22 on the margins of the UN General Assembly.

The UN released the 2022 Humanitarian Response Plan for Venezuela on August 15, requesting $795 million in 2022 funding to reach 5.2 million
people in need of humanitarian assistance.

Migrants continue to attempt crossing the Darién Gap despite extensive protection risks and natural hazards.

Background

Since 2014, deteriorating economic and political conditions in Venezuela—marked by devastating hyperinflation, shortages of basic medicines, and limited food availability—have contributed to increasing humanitarian needs.  The 2021 UN Humanitarian Response Plan identified food security, health, nutrition, and protection as urgent needs inside Venezuela.  Severe food and medicine shortages have led Venezuelans to flee to Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, and also to Argentina, Mexico, Panama, and Caribbean and Central American countries. The UN estimates that more than 5.6 million Venezuelans have left their country since 2014, and the migration is straining the capacity of some host communities, particularly in border areas of Brazil and Colombia. 

 

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Last updated: November 09, 2022

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