La Chronique N°137 – December 2020
Learn more about the Venezuelan crisis and the actions of Première Urgence Internationale!
With 15% of the population having left the country, the Venezuelan crisis is, in terms of numbers, the second biggest migrant crisis after Syria, but the biggest if we discount countries at war.
As the country taking in most people, Colombia is particularly affected by the arrival of thousands of Venezuelans.
The Venezuelan crisis is a crisis overlooked by the international community. This is particularly evident in terms of funding, with only 7% and 13.7% of the needs’ costs being financed in Venezuela and Colombia respectively. This gap in funding and resources has very real consequences, with humanitarian organisations struggling to provide urgent and basic response programmes.
To respond to this crisis, Première Urgence Internationale is working in consortium with Solidarités International in Colombia, with programmes aiming to improve access to quality medical care and mental and psychosocial support, but also to improve shelter, water, hygiene and sanitation services, and ensure the distribution of food.