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Crisis in Venezuela

The Mass Exodus of Venezuelans Has Been Called One of the Largest in History

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.


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

Hot Meals

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.

School Meals

Children are the most vulnerable people in this crisis. WFP is providing school meals to 15,000 of them.

Food kits

WFP distributes emergency rations in the form of transportable, high-energy food kits at major migration checkpoints.

As of today, WFP has assisted
1.24 million migrants in Colombia
705,000 migrants in Ecuador
But there is more to be done
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