South America has become the scene of one of the worst humanitarian crises in recent times. The crisis involving migrants and refugees from Venezuela involves children, adolescents, and young people who have left their country of origin to settle in surrounding countries, either due to political or economic reasons, sometimes both.
This study delves into the harsh reality of children, adolescents and young migrants and refugees from Venezuela who are caught up in the economic and political crisis now made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This research examines the emotional state and material conditions of children—some accompanied and others alone—in the midst of the pandemic. The results of this investigation drive World Vision to pursue articulate, effective responses for one of the most vulnerable population groups.