Venezuela is experiencing an unprecedented and man-made humanitarian crisis, causing a mass exodus of its people. Thousands of children are at risk of dying from malnutrition and people are contracting formerly eradicated diseases such as measles.
As of early 2019, the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and its neighboring countries continues to deteriorate dramatically as millions of Venezuelans continued to flee the country in search of safety and a better life.
In total, more than 3 million people have fled Venezuela. CARE, in partnership with local organizations, is providing food and nutrition services as well as critical health service referrals and psycho-social support to vulnerable Venezuelans and the communities hosting them in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
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.
ATLANTA—CARE President and CEO, Michelle Nunn, issued the following statement on the escalating humanitarian crisis in Venezuela:
CARE Scales Up Response to the Venezuela Crisis, Warns Women of Venezuela 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.
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.