International Donors’ Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants – Pledges and results
Commitments made at the 2020 conference
Canada’s efforts build on the previous efforts of the European Union and the Government of Spain, which co-hosted the 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.
In the lead-up to the 2021 donors’ conference, Global Affairs Canada and Alinea International produced a report that tracks and details pledges announced by donors at the 2020 International Donors’ Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants. The objectives of this report are to follow up on commitments and provide additional details on pledges made at the 2020 conference. To produce this report, Canada collaborated with donors, multilateral development banks and other stakeholders. Please visit the Post-2020 Conference Financial Tracking Report (PDF version).
Results of the 2021 conference
At the conference, international donors pledged a total of US$2.35 billion in funding. This includes US$957 million in grants and US$1.4 billion in loans. Each donor decides where and how their contributions will be used. The breakdown of commitments by donor is available on the 2021 International Donors' Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants: Pledges fact sheet.
Canada pledged Can$115.4 million, announced by the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development. This funding will go toward immediate humanitarian assistance, including shelter, food, water, sanitation and hygiene, health and protection for those affected by the crisis. It will also support longer-term development assistance to help facilitate access to quality education, health and employment opportunities for Venezuelan refugees and migrants in host countries and communities.
The conference also increased the international visibility of the Venezuelan refugee and migrant situation. Host countries and donors, as well as civil society and private sector actors, reflected on progress made to date and identified future actions needed to maintain focus on the crisis. Crucially, participants heard directly from affected refugees and migrants, who shared their stories of hardship and hope.
2021 International Donors' Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants: Pledges fact sheet
|Breakdown of pledges by donor – Grants||USD ($)||Euro (€)|
|Inter-American Development Bank||25,000,000||20,500,000|
|Breakdown of pledges by donor – Loans||American dollars (US)||Euro (€)|
|Inter-American Development Bank||800,000,000||656,000,000|
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