Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

The enduring crisis in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, marked by political, social, economic, and insecurity challenges, significantly impacts the vulnerable population.

 

US $64.2 million

are urgently needed from January to December 2024
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Rosmary Yaure, with her son Leon. Rosmary lived in Málaga, Duitama, Tunja, and Paima before returning to Venezuela one year ago. In all of these places, she worked as a snack vendor. Rosmary is currently participating in the hairdressing workshop that UNHCR, along with its institutional partners, offers in her community, where people who have returned to the country are involved. Her spirit and joy are contagious to those who know her.© UNHCR/Santiago Escobar-Jaramillo
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Despite some economic relief from lifted sanctions, the Humanitarian Needs Assessment for the 2024-25 Humanitarian Response Plan reveals that 7.6 million Venezuelans require humanitarian assistance. This aligns closely with the 7.7 million who have left the country in search of better prospects. In the lead-up to the polarizing electoral year of 2024, UNHCR takes on a crucial role as the leader of the Protection Cluster and the Shelter, Energy, and Non-Food Items Cluster, targeting populations in need of 4.4 and 2.4 million people, respectively.

UNHCR's protection strategy in Venezuela focuses on several key objectives, including protecting refugees, asylum-seekers, and Venezuelans affected by the crisis, preventing statelessness, facilitating sustainable reintegration of returnees, and mitigating displacement risks through community resilience and disaster preparedness. 

Working alongside partners, both international and local non-governmental organizations, UNHCR supports internally displaced persons, those at risk of displacement, individuals at risk of statelessness, returnees, refugees, and asylum seekers. Psychosocial assistance is provided with a focus on vulnerable groups. Legal aid is extended to undocumented individuals at risk of statelessness, particularly the indigenous population.

To bolster community capacities for identifying needs and care routes, UNHCR conducts training for existing groups and structures. Mobile information desks are deployed countrywide to comprehend the protection rights situation, offer individual guidance, and identify and refer individuals with specific needs to specialized services. UNHCR actively promotes community cohesion among displaced and returning populations and their host communities through solidarity initiatives led by local communities and leaders.

Explore the Spanish website to access additional information and UNHCR's news and stories related to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
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Populations

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Population types

Note: The "Stateless" category does not include stateless people who are also in other categories, to avoid double counting. The total number of stateless, across all categories, is  .

NB: 2023 figures are planning figures.

Source: UNHCR Refugee Data Finder for years until 2022, UNHCR planning figures (COMPASS) otherwise.

Population by country

NB: 2023 figures are planning figures.

Source: UNHCR Refugee Data Finder for years until 2022, UNHCR planning figures (COMPASS) otherwise.

Population by origin

NB: 2023 figures are planning figures.

Source: UNHCR Refugee Data Finder for years until 2022, UNHCR planning figures (COMPASS) otherwise.

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Financials

Budget and expenditure trend

Source: 2024 budget and 2023 current budget are taken from the budget document approved by UNHCR's Executive Committee in October 2023.

Budget by pillar

Budget by Impact Area

Protect: Attaining favourable protection environments
Respond: Realizing rights in safe environments
Empower: Empowering communities and achieving gender equality
Solve: Securing solutions

Source: 2023 budget as approved by the Executive Committee in October 2022.
2022 current budget as approved by the High Commissioner as of October 2022; pending presentation to the ExCom's Standing Committee.

Budget by objective

Note: The table presents the  budget for this operation broken down at the objective level. Resource allocation at the objective level is subject to change during the course of the year as the operational situation evolves and priorities shift. The current budget, reflected in the bottom line of this table, is updated on a monthly basis and is replaced by the final budget at year-end.

Expenditure by Outcome Area

Budget by Outcome and Enabling Areas

Source: 2023 budget as approved by the Executive Committee in October 2022.
2022 current budget as approved by the High Commissioner as of October 2022; pending presentation to the ExCom's Standing Committee.

Budget by Impact Area

Protect: Attaining favourable protection environments
Respond: Realizing rights in safe environments
Empower: Empowering communities and achieving gender equality
Solve: Securing solutions

Source: 2024 budget and 2023 current budget are taken from the budget document approved by UNHCR's Executive Committee in October 2023.

Budget by Outcome and Enabling Areas

Budget by Impact Area

Protect: Attaining favourable protection environments
Respond: Realizing rights in safe environments
Empower: Empowering communities and achieving gender equality
Solve: Securing solutions

Budget by Outcome and Enabling Areas

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