4.3 million people have fled Venezuela - the largest exodus in the recent history of Latin America.

Political instability, gang violence, food insecurity, shortages of medicine and essential services, and increasing poverty have seen record numbers of Venezuelans flee in search of protection and assistance.

An estimated 5,000 people are leaving Venezuela every day. The majority are families with children, pregnant women, elderly people and people with disabilities.

Often required to take irregular routes to reach safety, they fall prey to smugglers, traffickers and armed groups. Those who make it to neighbouring countries are arriving traumatised, exhausted and in dire need of assistance.


UNHCR is protecting refugees fleeing to Brazil, Colombia and Peru with shelter, clean water, hygiene kits and cash assistance for the most vulnerable families. But we can't continue this work alone. Please donate today.

Your gift today can help provide:

  • emergency shelter and clean water
  • cash assistance to help pay for food and medicine
  • relief items such as mattresses, blankets and kitchen sets

“It took us over seven days to reach Peru. We had nothing to eat at the end. We tried to spare all for our son, but he also went over 24 hours without a bite. He is only three.”

Gerardo, Venezuelan father in Peru

Please support Venezuelan families in crisis


Your donations in action

Newly arrived Venezuelan refugees are provided with clean drinking water.

Water Water

A Venezuelan boy receives a meal near the Colombia-Venezuela border.

Food Food

UNHCR is scaling up its presence and activities in response to the needs of Venezuelan refugees and migrants.

Shelter Shelter

Single mothers and unaccompanied children need specialist protection and support.

Protection Protection
Get the latest statistics on the emergency in Venezuela.

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