The financial crisis in Venezuela

Financial crisis in Venezuela: the search for solutions to alleviate poverty.


The financial crisis that has plagued Venezuela for several years has generated a situation of extreme poverty among the population. According to World Bank estimates, more than 80% of Venezuelans live below the poverty line. This situation has had a devastating impact on the quality of life of the population, generating hunger, malnutrition, lack of access to basic services and an increase in mortality.

Faced with the severe humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, various humanitarian and governmental organizations are working to find solutions to alleviate poverty and improve the living conditions of the population. Among the measures implemented are:

  • Distribution of food and medicine: Programs such as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have been instrumental in providing food and medical assistance to the most vulnerable population.
  • Creation of employment programs: Initiatives have been implemented to generate employment opportunities, such as the "Youth Employment" program of the Venezuelan government and the "Startups Venezuela" program of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
  • Promotion of economic activities: Initiatives are being developed to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and encourage entrepreneurship, such as the Venezuelan government's "Venezuela Emprende" program and the "Crea Empleo" program of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Despite the efforts made, the poverty situation in Venezuela remains critical. More ambitious and sustainable measures are required to achieve economic and social recovery in the country. The international community has a fundamental role to play in this process, providing financial and technical support to the initiatives underway and promoting dialogue between the different parties involved.


The financial crisis in Venezuela has generated one of the worst humanitarian crises in recent history. The search for solutions to alleviate poverty and improve the living conditions of the population requires a joint effort by the Venezuelan authorities, the international community and the private sector. Only through coordinated and sustained work will it be possible to build a better future for Venezuela.