Venezuela Regional Crisis Response

The U.S. is providing humanitarian assistance for people fleeing crisis in Venezuela. Photo Credit: GEORGE CASTELLANOS/AFP

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"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

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.

The United States continues to ramp up support for emergency response efforts throughout the region as the impacts of this crisis spill into neighboring countries. USAID is prioritizing emergency food assistance, vaccinations, and other urgently-need health services in communities hosting vulnerable Venezuelans.


Last updated: November 20, 2018

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.

August 22, 2018

USAID Administrator Mark Green met with the Ecuadorian Ambassador to the United States Francisco Carrión on Tuesday in Washington. They discussed opportunities to deepen cooperation between USAID and Ecuador, especially in terms of preparing for, and responding to disasters.

August 8, 2018

As Eric mentioned, one year ago this week, President Trump gave me the honor of joining the great team at USAID.  It seems only fitting that I mark that milestone here. I've made more trips to Latin America during that time than any other region in the world.

August 8, 2018

Today, the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Nikki Haley announced nearly $9 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support Colombia's efforts to respond to an influx of people who have fled chaos and repression in Venezuela.

July 20, 2018

During a meeting with members of the local Nicaraguan, Venezuelan, and Cuban communities in Miami today, USAID Administrator Mark Green announced that the U.S. Government intends to provide an additional $6.5 million in development assistance to support a more prosperous, safe, and free Western Hemisphere.