Help Venezuelan Refugees | Assisting Relief Efforts
SummaryEntire families are forced to leave their homes with only what they can carry on their backs. The long journey across the Colombian border has become very common these days. The majority of Venezuelan refugees, who make it into Colombia, are sleeping in refugee camps, unemployed and without enough food. This fund will support Venezuelan refugees. We will work with other organizations in the Colombia–Venezuela border who are committed to providing assistance and support to those in need.
ChallengeDue to hyper-inflation caused by the failing government, many Venezuelans are fleeing the country. According to the Colombian government, one million Venezuelans have entered Columbia and 660,000 have remained. The WFP estimates that 90% of these refugees do not have enough food and medical supplies to survive.
SolutionThis fund is helping to provide life-saving relief efforts to Venezuelan refugees living in refugee camps. In addition, the fund is assisting the communities that are receiving the refugees and helping them through their migration. SAI is committed to providing food, medicine and job training to refugees in need.
Long-term impactSouth American Initiative and its partners are working diligently to help Venezuelan refugees. SAI is devoted to continuing its effort in Venezuela until the food and medical shortage is resolved.
Crossing The Border
Every day, more Venezuelans leave their homes to start a new life in other countries, Colombia being the closest and sharing the same language, has become the first option for refuge. These refugees are unable to cross into Colombia due to insufficient immigration documents, lack of food, money and resources.
Thanks to each of our faithful donors through GlobalGiving we have sent a team of volunteers to one of the refugee camps located on the border between Colombia and Venezuela. We have delivered boxes of food, water and other supplies. Funds raised through GlobalGiving will continue to be used to help refugees in border towns and assist refugees in Colombia.Your contribution to South American Initiative makes the expansion of this project a reality and increases the amount of supplies available to Venezuelan refugees. Thousands of refugees will benefit from your generous donations.