The European Union mobilized € 172 million last year to alleviate the Venezuelan humanitarian and development crisis, both within the country and in Venezuelan refugee host communities, according to the EU’s annual human rights report. and democracy.
At the end of 2019, at least 4.8 million Venezuelans had left the country, the report said, stressing that the EU was “and is listed as” at the forefront of the response to the Venezuelan refugee and migration crisis. one of the biggest crises in the world. “
Of the 172 million destined for the situation in Venezuela, 89 million have been used for humanitarian aid to meet the most basic needs. Most of the funds were used in the interior, the “epicenter of the crisis”, although the European bloc also promotes support for migrants and refugees in host communities in neighboring countries, particularly Peru, Colombia and the United States, Ecuador. Needs include medical care, housing, child protection and prevention of sexual trafficking and child abuse.
The report also shows that the 27 humanitarian aid of EUR 17.2 billion has been provided in Syria and to support refugees in neighboring countries. To help the Syrian community in Turkey, a country that welcomes 3.7 million refugees, the EU provided 6 billion between 2016 and 2019, according to the migration pact signed with Ankara.