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A young girl on the Simon Bolivar Bridge, Colombia. May 22, 2018.
Lives in turmoil

Venezuela Crisis Watch

The IRC supports partners to provide assistance to people in Venezuela affected by the economic downturn. We are also assisting Venezuelan refugees living in Colombia.

What's happening

  • Over 94% of Venezuela's population has been pushed into poverty due to deteriorating social conditions.

  • Hunger, economic meltdown and violence, among other factors, have led 5.4 million people to leave the country since 2014.

  • The crisis is the second largest mass displacement in the world, but has received a fraction of the aid resources dedicated to other crises of similar scale.

Read our April 15 statement