As thousands of Venezuelans were fleeing their country every day in January 2019, World Vision was mounting one of the largest humanitarian responses in its history. Two years later, our response has expanded to seven countries, including Venezuela, and reached more than 560,000 people with assistance in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), child protection, health, food security, livelihoods and education.
In two years, the economic and political turmoil in Venezuela has turned into a double-crisis as the coronavirus pandemic ravaged the region. Parents lost precious income and job opportunities, migrant families were evicted from their homes and millions struggled to even find enough food to stay healthy.
In this report, we present stories and regional and country-level statistics to show World Vision's impact over two years and offer some lessons learned that will drive our response going forward.