Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) Crisis Response Plan 2021

Last updated: February 12 2021
$35,465,736
Funding required
7,200,000
People in need
283,440
People Targeted

IOM Vision

Since 2004, IOM Venezuela has provided life-saving assistance and early-recovery and resilience programmes inside Venezuela for migrants and forcibly displaced populations, affected by the complex crisis of Colombia and Venezuela, as well as for the communities which host them. IOM's interventions will be multi-sectoral in nature, responding to the needs and priorities of affected populations and leveraging IOM's operational presence, technical expertise and strong relationships with national and local authorities. In addition, IOM will be working to limit the humanitarian and socioeconomic effects of the pandemic, and support affected communities to prepare for longer-term recovery. 


Objective
Save lives and respond to needs through humanitarian assistance and protection

$29,792,641
Funding required
442,618
People Targeted
25
Entities Targeted
Internal migrant, Internally displaced person, International migrant, Local population / community, Refugee
Primary target group
People Targeted description

Vulnerable people and communities in need, with a particular focus on women, girls, the elderly, victims of trafficking and people with disabilities are the beneficiaries targeted by IOM in Venezuela. IOM will also ensure that indigenous communities are reached through life-saving assistance. In response to COVID-19, frontline health centres and institutions will benefit from IOM activities.

Protection

In order to address the protection needs of the affected population, IOM activities will include:

Funding required
$3,974,012
Plan types

Health support

When it comes to the provision of health support services, IOM will carry out the following activities:

  • Provision of access to primary health care services, including health screening and referral for COVID-19 suspected cases, through specialized mobile health teams conducting consultations in general medicine, including maternal and child health, as well as for non-communicable diseases. Mobile health teams will also be trained on psychological first aid.
Funding required
$6,931,631
Plan types

Provision of water, sanitation and hygiene in emergencies

In order to meet the water, sanitation and hygiene requirements of the affected population, IOM activities will include:

  • Improvement of sanitation and access to safe drinking water for vulnerable people through the rehabilitation of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, ensuring that the assistance meets minimum Sphere standards in 1) vulnerable communities, 2) temporary accommodation centres, 3) health institutions, and 4) schools, where sanitation conditions are below minimum standards.
  • Distribution of hygiene supplies to the vulnerable population, including menstrual hygiene management (MHM) kits, for the vulnerable population, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls in reproductive ages. Hygiene kits contain components of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), such as antibacterial gel, latex gloves, mask, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, toilet paper, deodorant, litter bags and blisters of water purification tablets.
  • IOM WASH teams will work alongside IOM Health teams to conduct awareness-raising sessions on health and hygiene promotion, including menstrual hygiene management.
  • Delivery of institutional kits for ensuring appropriate hygienic conditions and cleaning and disinfection measures and provision of personal protection equipment (PPE) for personnel working in selected health centres, schools, and temporary accommodation centres for infection prevention and control purposes.
  • Provision of training on the proper use of hygiene items that are unfamiliar to the affected population but are required to protect them from key health risks.
  • Strengthening of communities’ hygiene behaviour through hygiene promotion activities, including posters, focus-group discussions, awareness campaigns and dissemination of information, education and communication (IEC) materials in targeted areas. Trainings on the use of hygiene kits will be delivered to the vulnerable population, especially for the proper use of water purification tablets.
Funding required
$5,786,560
Plan types

Shelter, settlements and non-food items

IN order to meet the shelter and NFI needs of the affected population, IOM activities will include:

  • Improvement of living conditions and safe access to goods and essential services to people on the move, including vulnerable populations in temporary accommodation centres.
  • Strengthening and expansion of IOM's network of temporary accommodation centres, to the states of Barinas and Falcón, activity started in 2019 in the border states of Zulia, Táchira and Apure, which, in 2020, included states in the eastern part of the country, Bolívar and Sucre. 
  • Provision of a variety of services, ranging from rehabilitation of the infrastructure, prioritizing water and sanitation, provision of equipment, assistance in form of accommodation provision, access to food, sanitation facilities, and distribution of NFIs (Hygiene Kits and dignity kits) in 14 temporary accommodation centres located in Zulia, Sucre, Táchira, Apure and Bolívar, Barinas and Falcon.
  • Needs assessments and the provision of assistance to the most vulnerable households, people with special needs and other vulnerable groups, with the distribution of family NFIs (habitat kits, infancy kits, hygiene kits, dignity kits) in prioritized communities. Habitat kits are made up of supplies to improve the quality of life of households (mattresses, hammocks, plates, jugs and containers for water storage, mosquito nets). Infancy kits are made up of supplies for the hygiene and nutrition of infants (disposable diapers, cloth diapers, mosquito nets, mats for children, anti-diaper rash cream, powdered milk, vitamin complexes in syrup and powder, and baby bath soaps.).
  • Strengthening of the capacity of local partners through the provision of trainings on shelter management and standards, protection mainstreaming and humanitarian standards, among others.
Funding required
$13,100,438
Plan types

Objective
Address the drivers and longer term impacts of crises and displacement through investments in recovery and crisis prevention

$4,437,290
Funding required
28,000
People Targeted
Internal migrant, Internally displaced person, International migrant, Local population / community, Refugee
Primary target group
People Targeted description

Vulnerable people and communities in need, with a particular focus on women, girls, the elderly and people with disabilities, who respond to the minimum requirements by IOM in order to carry out livelihood projects (ownership of a piece of land, access to water, minimum capacities and motivation).

Community stabilization

When it comes to community stabilization efforts, IOM activities will include:

  • Implementation of community food security grants, as a sustainable alternative for local food production, promoting at the same time integration between people on the move and host communities decreasing the number of households in which some members skip meals due to scarcity of food.
  • Improvement of agricultural livelihoods, by developing community food security initiatives and social participation networks to strengthen social cohesion, promote self-help in communities, improving the capacities of adaptation and resilience.
  • Provision of material and technical assistance to generate adaptation mechanisms for families in prioritized communities, which will allow the promotion of small-scale production to have better access to a self-sufficient and healthy diet. Provision of seeds, agricultural tools, accompanied by trainings on productive, associative, nutritional topics, and water harvesting techniques.
Funding required
$4,437,290
Plan types

Objective
Contribute to an Evidence Based and Efficient Crisis Response System

$1,235,805
Funding required
At risk communities
People Targeted
40
Entities Targeted
Internal migrant, Internally displaced person, International migrant, Local population / community, Refugee
Primary target group
People Targeted description

Entities targeted include relevant stakeholders, including governments institutions, working groups such as Information Management Working Groups, Field Coordination Group, Interagency Coordination Groups, donors, UN agencies and forums, and humanitarian and development actors in Venezuela and in the region that will make use of MTM products and the data collected through assessments.

Displacement tracking

To address the information needs of the overall humanitarian response in Venezuela, IOM activities will include:

  • Collection of data to track and monitor population mobility on a regular and systematic basis through the Mobility Tracking Matrix (MTM), on the significant increase in the flow of Venezuelans seeking to return to the country through official entry points (in the states of Táchira, Apure, Zulia and Bolívar) as well as irregular routes, caused by the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the recent reactivation of migration flows towards Venezuela’s neighbouring countries, for a better understanding of movements and needs. This also includes data on pendular and internal motion paths, plus demographic balances of the population at the sub-national level.
  • Extension of the content of the data collected in 2020, in 6 states of Venezuela (Capital District, Tachira, Bolivar, Falcón, Merida, y Zulia), to 10 states in its next round (Yaracuy, Carabobo, Aragua, Lara, Monagas, Guarico, Trujillo, Anzoategui, Vargas, Barinas).
  • Collection of information through multiple methodologies (key informants, household level, and individual level) both in urban and rural areas and aggregated to the state level. MTM products include maps, dashboards, narrative reports and raw data which will be shared with humanitarian partners on a regular basis.
Funding required
$1,235,805
Plan types
Operational presence in

Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

6
International staff and affiliated work force
25
National staff and affiliated work force
1
IOM field office

 

Figures are as of 31 December 2020. For more details of IOM's operational capacity in country, please see the IOM Capacity section.