Venezuela continues to experience a protracted economic and political crisis—characterized by hyperinflation, loss of livelihoods, poor health infrastructure, and widespread food insecurity—that exacerbates existing humanitarian needs countrywide. Meanwhile, approximately 7.7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Venezuela, while more than 6.5 million Venezuelans have fled to neighboring countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, contributing to the approximately 7.7 million Venezuelans worldwide since 2018 as of August 2023, according to the Inter-Agency Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela. Since 2017, USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance has provided more than $1 billion in humanitarian assistance to Venezuelans inside and outside the country, primarily supporting food, health, nutrition, protection, and water, sanitation, and hygiene activities.

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