Venezuela is experiencing a political and economic crisis – marked by devastating hyperinflation – that has led to severe food and medicine shortages. Since 2014, nearly six million Venezuelans have fled to Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru straining their healthcare, education, and other social services.
The Agency supports host countries to respond to the influx of migrants through institutional capacity development and social inclusion programs. Inside Venezuela, USAID strengthens local human rights defenders, civil society, independent media, electoral oversight, and the coalition of democratic actors in Venezuela. The goal is to see a democratic transformation in the country with a return to free and fair elections.
To help address this man-made crisis, the United States is also providing robust Humanitarian support for response efforts in Venezuela and throughout the region.
- USAID Principal Advisor Mark Feierstein Meeting with Venezuelan Interim Government Officials
- United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Venezuela Regional Crisis
- USAID Welcomes Agreement Allowing the UN World Food Program to Provide Food Assistance In Venezuela