LA GUAJIRA, COLOMBIA (June 19, 2019) — Abuse and exploitation of women migrating from Venezuela has reached alarming levels, the leading humanitarian organization CARE has found in a snapshot gender analysis at the Venezuela-Colombia border released today.
Latin America & Caribbean
In fiscal year 2013, we worked in 86 countries, supporting 927 humanitarian aid and development projects to reach more than 97 million people. We carried out programs in the following 10 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean:
WASHINGTON—CARE USA Chief Operating Officer, Heather Higginbottom, told a congressional committee today that “continued American engagement in diplomacy and development is essential in building a future worth having for ourselves, our children, and our neighbors around the world.”
ATLANTA—CARE President and CEO, Michelle Nunn, issued the following statement on the escalating humanitarian crisis in Venezuela:
GENEVA (February 21, 2019)
CARE Scales Up Response to the Venezuela Crisis, Warns that Venezuelan Women Face Unprecedented Suffering Across Latin America.
QUITO (December 13, 2018) – CARE is scaling up operations across Latin America to meet the huge and increasing needs. It is urgently seeking an addition US $45 million to support people both inside Venezuela and in Ecuador, Colombia and Peru over the next three years.
Like many Venezuelan girls, 7-year-old Salma fled a country where a near-worthless currency, an inflation rate that could reach 1,000,000 percent before year’s end, and a poverty rate approaching 90 percent have pushed food, medicine, and other necessities out of reach.
QUITO (September 13, 2018) - The international community urgently needs to step up funding and better coordinate their efforts to support hundreds of thousands of refugees from Venezuela, warns aid organization CARE.
CARE is appealing for $4 million to meet the immediate needs of those in need in Venezuela and its borders.