2.3 million Venezuelans
Have left the country since 2014. Their exodus is one of South America’s largest mass population movements in history.
Nearly 350,000 Venezuelans have registered as asylum-seekers, including more than 167,000 in 2018 alone.
60% of the population
Remain in vulnerable situations and are not able to apply for asylum because of bureaucratic obstacles, high application fees or lack of documentation.
People leave Venezuela for different reasons: gang warfare and civil violence, food insecurity, inadequate health systems and loss of income. More than 2.3 million Venezuelan nationals have left the country since 2014.
Nearly 350,000 have filed asylum claims, while over half a million people are displaced in the region. Host countries have become increasingly strained.
Those who have left are vulnerable to protection risks, such as labor and sexual exploitation. In countries where armed groups and gangs actively recruit, there is an increased risk that Venezuelans without other socio-economic options may be tempted or forced to join.
The UN Refugee Agency is on the ground responding but we need your help to reach more vulnerable people. You can provide shelter, protection
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