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“Latin America and the Caribbean are witness to the largest flow of refugees and migrants in the region’s history. More than 6 million Venezuelans have left their country of origin, with some 5 million being hosted in the region. The COVID-19 pandemic has deepened pre-existing inequalities and increased the vulnerability of refugees and migrants. The effects on the living conditions, security, dignity and health of refugees and migrants from Venezuela and host communities have been dramatic.”

By December 2021, there were over 6 million refugees and migrants from Venezuela outside their home country.
The 17 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean that are covered by this Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RMRP 2022) are hosting an estimated 84 per cent of all refugees and migrants from Venezuela, amounting to over 5 million people. The RMRP 2022 brings together 192 appealing organizations – including 23 refugee- and migrant-led diaspora organizations – as well as UN agencies, international and national NGOs, members of the Red Cross movement, academia and faith-based organizations, working together with host governments, local communities, donors and refugees and migrants themselves to strengthen protection of their rights, improve access to services, and expand integration opportunities.

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Wendy Gahon’s biggest fear is that her son Anthony may get coronavirus. Both have received help to cover their basic needs, including medicine, food, and winter clothing. ©UNHCR/Eugenia Paz-Chile

As of December 2021, there were more than 6 million refugees and migrants from Venezuela outside their home country. The 17 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean covered by the Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan 2022 (RMRP) are hosting an estimated 84 per cent or some 5 million refugees and migrants from Venezuela.

Considering recent trends in Venezuela, as well as political and socio-economic developments in several key host countries, the outlook for 2022 remains complex and volatile. Due to border closures and continued travel restrictions linked to COVID-19, refugees and migrants from Venezuela have adopted riskier coping strategies, including irregular means of travel and border crossings, which expose them to increased protection risks. As a result, there is a growing number of Venezuelans in irregular situations in countries of transit and destination.

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A Venezuelan family rests in a temporary shelter before continuing their journey to Bogotá, Colombia. 
©IOM/Hanz Rippe

The RMRP was first developed in 2018 as a strategic regional response plan and advocacy tool to support country and sub-regional operations and to ensure the most pressing humanitarian, protection and integration needs of refugees and migrants from Venezuela, as well as those of host communities, were met.

Since its first iteration, the RMRP has served to mobilize some USD 1.55 billion to bring about positive change to the lives of vulnerable refugees and migrants from Venezuela as well as affected host communities, while strengthening national capacities of public institutions, also through the convening of the donor community in three International Donors’ Conferences (in 2019, 2020 and 2021).

The RMRP 2022 prioritizes accountability and transparency, including through the use of a number of publicly available tools to monitor and report on activities implemented and funds received under the response. For the first time, in 2022, the RMRP will also include a results framework linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to measure the impact and effectiveness of assistance provided by R4V actors. Meanwhile, activities and people reached by R4V partners will continue to be reported monthly through public databases, such as the 5Ws dashboard available on, and funds received by R4V partners in support of the RMRP 2022 will be reported using UN-OCHA’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS). All activities and partners of the RMRP 2022 are searchable in the RMRP Activity Explorer.


Two Venezuelans receive medical attention in northern Santander, Colombia.
©WHO/PAHO/Karen González

The RMRP 2022 brings together an unprecedented 192 appealing organizations (compared to 159 in 2021) including 117 NGOs and 23 refugee- and migrant-led Venezuelan diaspora and civil society organizations, requesting a total of USD 1.79 billion to carry out 11,829 activities in 17 countries (Argentina, Aruba, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay) to assist some 3.81 million refugees, migrants and members of host communities.
Carmen is one of the many coronavirus heroes. After she left Venezuela, Carmen spent more than two years working as a waitress, a receptionist and a sales attendant until she was able to validate her medical qualifications in Peru. © UNHCR/ Carmen Parra
A group of Venezuelan children take part in sociocultural activities carried out by a local NGO in Panama.
©R4V Platform
The Strategic Objectives of the 2022 RMRP are to:

1. Provide and improve safe and dignified access to essential goods and critical services in synergy with sustainable development assistance.

2. Enhance the prevention and mitigation of protection risks, and respond to corresponding needs through supporting the protection environment in affected countries.

3. Increase resilience, socio-economic integration opportunities, social cohesion, and inclusive participatory processes to improve living standards of affected populations.

These objectives aim to improve the living conditions of refugees and migrants from Venezuela as well as of affected host community members, and to provide a foundation for a better future for them, in line with the UN Secretary-General’s Agenda for Humanity, the 2016 New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The nine sectors of the RMRP 2022 response include Education, Food Security, Health, Humanitarian Transportation, Integration, Nutrition, Protection (and its three sub-sectors of Child Protection, GBV and Human Trafficking and Smuggling), Shelter and WASH. Cash-and-voucher assistance (CVA) is a key modality of the response, which also includes capacity-strengthening with national and local authorities, and various types of in-kind support provided directly to refugees and migrants from Venezuela and vulnerable host communities.

National/Sub-regional and sectorial downloads



RMRP 2022 Regional Summary


RMRP 2022 Brazil – Two pagers



RMRP 2022 Chile – Two pagers


RMRP 2022 Colombia – Two pagers


RMRP 2022 Ecuador – Two pagers


RMRP 2022 Peru – Two pagers


RMRP 2022 Caribbean – Two pagers


RMRP 2022 Central America & Mexico – Two pagers



RMRP 2022 Southern Cone – Two pagers

RMRP 2022 partner organizations

ABV – Association of Good with Life
Acción y Desarrollo
Action against Hunger
Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)
Alas de Colibrí Foundation
Alianza por la Solidaridad
Alianza por Venezuela
Americares Foundation
Argentine Commission for Refugees and Migrants (CAREF)
Asociación Aves
Asociación de Jubilados y Pensionados Venezolanos en Argentina
Asociación de Venezolanos en Eloy Alfaro
Asociación Fundación contra el Hambre Perú
Asociación Migrantes Venezolanos
Asociación Misioneros de San Carlos Scalabrinianos
Asociacion Proteccion Poblacion Vulnerable
Asociación Quinta Ola
Asociación Salto Ángel
Asociación Venezuela en Ecuador AC
Associação Hermanitos
AVSI Foundation
Bethany Christian Services
Capellanía de migrantes venezolanos de la diócesis de Lurín
Caritas Brazil
Caritas Ecuador
Caritas Germany
Caritas Manaus
Caritas Parana
Caritas Peru
Caritas Rio de Janeiro
Caritas São Paulo
Caritas Switzerland
CCEFIRO Association
Center for Integrated Studies and Programs for Sustainable Development (CIEDS)
Center for Migration and Human Rights of the Diocese of Roraima (CMDH)
Centro de Atencion Psicosocial (CAPS)
CESVI-Cooperazione e Sviluppo
ChildFund International
CHS Alternativo
Churún Merú Association
Coalición por Venezuela
Colonia Foundation of Venezuelans in the Dominican Republic (FUNCOVERD)
Consejo Interreligioso del Perú – Religiones por la Paz
COOPI – International Cooperation Foundation
Corporación Colectivo Sin Fronteras
CRISFE Foundation
Cuso International
Danielle’s Children Fund (DCF)
Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Development Support Association – APOYAR
Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe
Diálogo Diverso
Doctors of the World
Dominican Institute for Integrated Development

Duendes y Ángeles Vinotinto República Dominicana
Encuentros SJS (Servicio Jesuita de la Solidaridad)
Ending Violence Against Migrants
Equidad Foundation
Equilibrium CenDE
Facultad de Psicología – Universidad de la República (UDELAR)
First International Emergency and Solidarités International
Fondo Ecuatoriano Populorum Progressio
Foro Salud Callao
Foundation for the Integration and Development of Latin America (FIDAL)
Foundation of the Americas (FUDELA)
Fraternity Without Borders
Fundación Brisas del Norte
Fundación Colombovenezolana Nueva Ilusión
Fundación Nakama’s
Fundación RadaBer
Fundación Scalabrini Bolivia
Fundacion Social Vivan los Niños
German Development Cooperation Agency GIZ
Globalizate Radio
Halü Bienestar Humano Foundation (HALU)
Heartland Alliance International (HAI)
HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation
Human Rights Defence Curaçao
Humanity & Inclusion
Humans Analytic
Idas y Vueltas Association
IMPACT Initiatives (REACH)
Inmigrante Feliz Association
Institute for Migration and Human Rights (IMDH)
Institute of Natural and Cultural Heritage (IPANC)
International Committee for the Development of People (CISP)
International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC)
International Labour Organization (ILO)
International Medical Corps
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Jesuit Migrant Service (JMS)
Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)
Jesuit Service for Migrants and Refugees (JSMR)
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
Kimirina Coorporation
La Casita Hispanic Cultural Centre
Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and their Families (RIADIS)
LGBT+ Movement Brazil
Living Water Community (LWC)
Lutheran World Federation
Lutheran World Relief
Malteser International
Mana Institute
Manos Veneguayas Association
Más Igualdad Perú
Medical Teams International
Mercy Corps
Migrant Service Center (CAM)
Migrants, Refugees and Argentine Social Entrepreneurs (MIRARES)
Mision Scalabriniana – Ecuador

Missão Paz
Museu A CASA
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
ONG Migrantes por el Maule
ONG Preemptive Love Coalition Colombia
Organización Transfomando Vidas
Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI)
Panamerican Development Foundation
Panamerican Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)
Pastoral of Human Mobility – Peruvian Episcopal Conference
Pastoral Service for Migrants National
Permanent Human Rights defense Committee (CDH)
Pirilampos Institute – Group of visits and voluntary actions in Roraima
Plan International
Population Program, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of the Republic
Profamilia Association
Red con Migrantes y Refugiados
Red Cross Colombia
Red Cross Ecuador
Red Cross Peru
Red de Investigaciones en Derechos Humanos – CONICET (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas)
RET International
Salú pa Tur Foundation
Salvation Army
Samaritan’s Purse
Save the Children International (SCI)
Scalabrini Foundation Chile
Sección Peruana de Amnistía Internacional
Serviço Pastoral dos Migrantes do Nordeste
Sesame Workshop
Si, Da Vida
Solidarity and Action Asociation
SOS Children’s Villages
Tarabita Foundation
Terranueva Foundation
Terre des Hommes Suisse
The Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid (IsraAID)
Unión Venezolana en Perú
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UNWOMEN)
United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
United Nations Programme for Human Settlements (UN Habitat)
Vale da Benção Educational and Charitable Association (AEBVB)
VenAruba Solidaria
Venex Curacao Foundation
Venezolanos en Barranquilla
Venezolanos en San Cristóbal
Venezuelan Emigrant Foundation (FEV)
Vicaría de Pastoral Social Caritas
Voices GY
We World GVC
World Council of Credit Unions
World Food Programme (WFP)
World Vision