Crisis in Venezuela
Latin America is dealing with an unprecedented migrant crisis.
4 million Venezuelans have fled their homes and country due to loss of livelihoods and lack of food, medicine and other basic necessities. Now, they’re facing down the COVID-19 crisis.
As of today, there are 4 million Venezuelan migrants in the region.
- 1.3 million in Colombia
- 1.1 million in Ecuador
- 550,000 in Peru
Venezuelans will have left their homes and country by the end of 2019
Venezuelan migrants will need humanitarian assistance by the end of 2019
of Venezuelan migrants don't know where their next meal will come from
Sadly, in most cases, women are the heads of the most vulnerable families. They have limited access to basic services or requirements – such as food – and face increased safety risks, such as assault and being forced into sex work.
WFP’s partnership with local authorities, civil society groups and national institutions is helping to keep women and children safe and provide them with the food they need.
WFP Is Doing Everything It Can to Support Venezuelan Migrants
WFP and its partners have provided hot meals in community kitchens and transit centers to more than 643,000 migrants.
468,000 migrants have received food vouchers worth enough food for three months, which can be redeemed in local shops.
Children are the most vulnerable people in this crisis. WFP is providing school meals to 15,000 of them.
WFP distributes emergency rations in the form of transportable, high-energy food kits at major migration checkpoints.
You Can Help
Help Venezuelan migrants with just a tap of your finger on the ShareTheMeal app.
ShareTheMeal helps provide hot meals, vouchers, food kits and school meals to Venezuelan children seeking safety and stability.
- 40+ million meals shared via the app
- 1.4 million downloads
- 100,000 active users