*Data source: ACAPS.org. Figures as of Dec. 2019
Venezuela is suffering a deep economic, social, and political crisis without precedent in Latin America. The country's economy shrank by half between 2013 and 2018, which has halted domestic production and eliminated jobs throughout. Hyperinflation reached approximately 1,000,000% in 2018 and led to severe shortages of food, medicine, and other basic supplies.
The resultant humanitarian crisis has led to a massive exodus of Venezuelans to neighboring countries, generating challenges to local governments and communities in many Latin American countries. The subsequent refugee crisis has put tremendous pressure on governments and communities around Latin America, generating a need for civil society and the international community to support this process.
But most importantly, it has forced millions of Venezuelans to flee their homes in search of a better future. (Source: Walking for Freedom)
- 300,000Returning Colombians
- 724,036Transitioning Refugees
- 1,624,915Pendulum Refugees (45K daily)
- 468,428Colombia Final Stop (w/regular migratory status)
- 361,399Colombia Final Stop (w/irregular migratory status)
- 105,766Crossed illegally/expired visa
*Data source: ACAPS.org
*Data Source: UNHCR Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela. Figures as of Dec. 2020
17.5% of Venezuela's population have fled
*Data source: UNHCR.org