UNICEF has been working in Venezuela for almost 30 years. Your donation will help us reach 3.2 million children in Venezuela who need basic nutrition, healthcare and education services. All of which are their basic right.
The Venezuelan Crisis continues to put children in grave danger
“As the country grapples with the impact of a devastating economic and political crisis, we continue to provide its most vulnerable children, wherever they are, with the humanitarian support they need. Children’s needs must always remain above politics.” Paloma Escudero, UNICEF Director of Communication
UNICEF is concerned that the current situation in Venezuela has reduced children’s access to essential services and increased their vulnerability, rolling back decades of progress.
According to United Nations estimates based on official and other sources:
- Some 3.2 million children – or 1 in 3 – need humanitarian assistance;
- Under-five child mortality increased by more than half between 2014 and 2017;
- 190 suspected cases of diphtheria and 558 suspected cases of measles have been recorded since the beginning of the year.
UNICEF has strengthened its presence on the ground, with offices close to the borders of Colombia and Brazil, making it one of the agencies with the biggest operational footprint in the country.
UNICEF needs your support to reach more vulnerable children. Your donation provides more vaccines, rehabilitates the water and sanitation system, provides malnutrition treatment and medical supplies, and makes sure that children have the education and protection support that are essential to their future and well-being.
Please help children in crisis
Working with partners on both sides of the political spectrum, UNICEF has provided nearly 200 tons of emergency supplies in the country in the past year including:
- Over 400,000 people with access to safe drinking water and an additional 25,300 people with water, sanitation and hygiene services in health centers, schools and other learning and child-friendly spaces.
- Nearly 75,000 children under 5 with micronutrient supplementation and an extra 3,500 with outpatient treatment for acute malnutrition.
- Deworming tablets for 4.3 million children and pregnant and breastfeeding women.
- Nearly 9 million doses of the diphtheria vaccine, 176,000 doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, and 260,000 doses of the yellow fever vaccine for a national immunization campaign.
- More than 260 education kits for 150,000 children in public schools.
- Psychosocial support for nearly 10,000 children and young people.