Venezuela Refugee Crisis

The Impact of a Devastating Recession

The Problem in Numbers


More then 4,000 Venezuelans are crossing the border into Colombia every day



of school-age children in Venezuela are malnourished



of Venezuelan households were poor at the end of 2016


SOS Children's Villages Impact: 

How Supporters You Are Making A Difference:


The SOS Children’s villages is running an emergency response program, “Brazil without Borders” which will provide accommodation and support to refugees.  It will provide residents with two shelters with vocational and local language courses, referrals to the social assistance network, and financial support to families. An estimated 1,600 people will be helped through this intervention.  Along with this, it will support refugees by providing at least two SOS homes for Venezuelan families at the Goio√™re and Igarassu Villages. This will assist 600 people in 30 households for up to six months.

The Planned Support Includes: 

  • Ensuring that the rights of children and adolescents are guaranteed in shelters, in accordance with national laws. 
  • Providing temporary accommodation for families at SOS Villages Goioer√™ and Igarassu. 
  • Offering Portuguese language lessons for children and adults. 
  • Promoting access for Venezuelans to education and ensuring that children are enrolled in school.
  • Ensuring that families have access to sufficient food, water and sanitation to meet their basic needs. 
  • Helping families gain access to health care. 


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