USD 1.44 Billion Needed to Support Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela amid COVID-19

Geneva – Today, IOM, the International Organization for Migration, and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, launch a USD 1.44 billion regional plan to respond to the growing needs of refugees and migrants from Venezuela, and the communities hosting them, across 17 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

How do Venezuelans live in Costa Rica during the pandemic?

Currently, more than 5 million Venezuelans have left their country due to the complex socio-political context. Of those, at least 4 million are in Latin American and Caribbean countries, according to data collected from governments by the Regional Interagency Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela (R4V).

Support for Venezuelans in Dominican Republic amidst COVID-19 Intensifies


Santo Domingo – In the Dominican Republic, efforts to assist refugees and migrants from Venezuela, especially mothers, are being intensified through the distribution of 1,900 bags of emergency food supplies and housing support—all amid the advance of COVID-19 on the island.  

Moreover, the implementation of mitigation measures and mobility restrictions have brought about a considerable reduction in income for refugees and migrants. With this, many have been at risk of losing their homes. 


Joint IOM - UNHCR Press Release - USD 1.35 billion Needed to Help Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants and Host Countries

Geneva, 13 November –The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) will today launch a USD 1.35 billion regional plan to respond to the increasing humanitarian needs of Venezuelan refugees and migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the communities hosting them. 


Joint EU-IOM-UNHCR Communique: International Solidarity Conference on the Venezuelan Refugee and Migrant Crisis

Joint Communique by the co-chairs António Vitorino, Federica Mogherini, Filippo Grandi

The International Solidarity Conference on the Venezuelan Refugee and Migrant Crisis held in Brussels on 28-29 October 2019 sent a strong message of support to the Venezuelan refugees and migrants as well as to their host countries and communities in Latin America and the Caribbean.  


Integrating lives: Venezuelan community receives legal advice and free medical attention in the Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo - On May 18, the first Social Integration Fair was held at the facilities of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo. The event was organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) together with the Colonia Foundation of Venezuelans in the Dominican Republic (FUNCOVERD).

At least 550 Venezuelan people attended the event, where the Venezuelan refugee and migrant community was offered free access to medical services, legal advice and guidance on migration issues.


‘Connecting Communities’ Campaign Seeks Integration of Venezuelans in Mexico

Mexico City – The International Organization for Migration (IOM), earlier this month, launched the Connecting Communities information campaign which, through the distribution of videos, infographics and fact sheets, will assist Venezuelan refugees and migrants with their integration and regularization in Mexico.  


Refugees and migrants from Venezuela in Guyana receive support from IOM

Georgetown- In response to the needs of highly vulnerable Venezuelan refugees and migrants who has arrived in Guyana, over 3.600 people received kits with non-food items and information on access to basic services in the framework of the efforts made by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Government of Guyana (GoG) thanks to United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (UNCERF) financing.


Humanitarian efforts bring hope to Venezuelan nationals in Trinidad and Tobago

Port of Spain- 404 Venezuelans have received accommodation assistance from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Trinidad and Tobago, while 1,899 have accessed information on protection against sexual exploitation and abuse, in an effort to reduce the vulnerable conditions faced by this migrant population.