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Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela Coordination Call
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Coordination Call on the Venezuela Humanitarian Crisis

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

The pressing need for aid continues to grow for Venezuelans as the situation heightened along the border over the weekend. With more than three million Venezuelans outflowing to neighboring countries, including Colombia, this migration has become the largest to affect the Western Hemisphere in modern history. This migration has become the largest to affect the Western Hemisphere in modern history. Access to health care, education, food and nutrition, and safety and security begins the growing list of humanitarian aid needed. The latest joint UN report assesses that $738M USD is currently needed to support those affected by this crisis.

Hear from cross-sector leaders and nonprofits on the ground in Colombia who are supporting Venezuelans who are currently seeking aid. Click here to register for the coordination call.

Featured speakers include: 

  • Aurela Hoxha, Regional Specialist, South America, United Nation - International Organization for Migration 
  • María Claudia Lacouture, Executive Director, American Chamber of Commerce in Colombia and Former Colombian Minister of Commerce, Industry, Tourism
  • Marianne Menjivar, Country Director of Colombia, International Rescue Committee
  • Jill Morehead, Regional Team Leader - Americas, Humanitarian Leadership and Response, Mercy Corps
  • Julio Saenz, Adviser, Migrant Affairs to Colombia’s Health Minister, Government of Colombia

Click here to view the webinar.