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A young girl on the Simon Bolivar Bridge, Colombia. May 22, 2018.
Lives in turmoil

Venezuela Crisis Watch

The IRC supports partners to provide assistance to people in Venezuela affected by the economic downturn. We are also assisting Venezuelan refugees living in Colombia.

What's happening

  • A deepening economic crisis in Venezuela has led over 5.6 million people to leave the country.

  • This makes Venezuela the world’s second-largest external displacement crisis, just after Syria.

  • Colombia and other neighbors are hosting vast numbers of Venezuelans, but their capacity is stretched.

  • The IRC calls for donor governments to break the cycle of underfunding and short-term, fragmented responses to the crisis.

Read our June 16 statement