About the International Donors’ Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants
The June 17, 2021, International Donors’ Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants will be an opportunity to highlight the significant efforts to date of host countries and the international community and to mobilize much-needed additional resources.
Leading up to the conference, Canada and international partners are undertaking various actions to raise awareness about the crisis.
Four key objectives guide our actions:
- Reflect on progress made to date
- Raise awareness on priority areas, gaps, challenges and opportunities
- Mobilize additional resources
- Identify future actions to maintain the focus on the crisis and help ensure that commitments are honoured
The conference will include a broad range of actors and bring forward the voices of those impacted by the crisis, particularly women and girls.
Canada’s efforts build on the previous efforts of the European Union and the government of Spain, which co-hosted an International Donors’ Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants in May 2020. The 2020 conference resulted in US$2.79 billion in pledges, including US$653 million worth of grants, a tangible demonstration of the solidarity of the international community to address urgent needs. This funding has improved the lives of 3.18 million vulnerable Venezuelan refugees and migrants, including women and girls, and their host communities:
- 1.9 million received food assistance
- 1.2 million received health assistance
- 907,000 received protection assistance
- 657,000 received cash-based assistance
This funding has also contributed to longer-term development objectives as we seek to leave no one behind in the decade of action on the Sustainable Development Goals.
Despite these efforts and contributions, the financial requirements to respond to the unprecedented magnitude of needs, both inside Venezuela and across the region, are significant. The 2021 Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan, through its 159 partners, made appeals for US$1.44 billion in 2021 to provide support to 3.3 million refugees and migrants from Venezuela and host communities facing the greatest needs in 17 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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