Humanitarian crisis

Venezuela is experiencing a complex humanitarian crisis, in which millions of people do not have access to food, medicine or medical supplies. As a result, 3.3 million Venezuelans have left the country, creating the greatest migrant and refugee crisis in the region.

The crisis in numbers

  • 95% of the country’s hospitals cannot perform CAT scans or MRIs on patients.

  • Half of the country’s hospitals do not even have the capacity to treat a case of appendicitis.

  • Only 5% of the hospitals in the country have the capacity to treat heart attacks.

  • No hospital in the country has nutrition services to provide food to patients in accordance with their medical needs.

  • The country’s hospitals do not have access to baby formula for pediatric patients.

  • There are currently 40,000 cancer patients, and there are no medications to treat them.

  • There are approximately 3,000 children with congenital heart defects that need to undergo operations in their first year of life, but there is no way to treat them.

  • 15,000 renal patients depend on water services, which are irregular, for their dialysis.

  • There are 1,500 transplant patients, and they do not have access to their medications

To fulfill the needs generated by the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and alleviate the suffering of millions of people, the international community, the private sector and civil society must unite on a global level.

Who will receive humanitarian aid?

The humanitarian aid received in the first stage will go to vulnerable groups that are in danger of malnutrition. Among them are: children less than five years old, pregnant women and seniors.

Vulnerable populations are understood as those who find themselves exposed to a greater extent to abuses of their fundamental rights or require additional effort to take part in the productive development.