Venezuelans continue to seek safety across Latin America and the Caribbean as a result of the worsening humanitarian and political crisis at home. As of June 2020, over five million people are estimated to have migrated out of Venezuela. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that as many as 5,000 Venezuelans leave their country every day and according to the United Nations over 40 percent of them suffer from malnutrition.
Venezuelans migrate in already vulnerable conditions, having experienced limited access to food, healthcare, and other basic services back home. Venezuelans face a series of barriers when settling in new countries including lack of access to legal status, work permits, and basic services, such as health and education. They also face raising xenophobia and language barriers in non-Spanish speaking countries, among other challenges.
PADF is deeply committed to supporting vulnerable Venezuelan migrants and refugees as they search for safety throughout the region. To achieve this, PADF has designed and implemented a series of programs that seek to provide protection, enhance integration and foster sustainable solutions for Venezuelan migrants and refugees.
Learn more about our recent programs, funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM):
Regional Director – Venezuela Response