RMRP 2021 End-Year Report

“The 192 partners of the R4V Regional Platform are working tirelessly in a daunting context. Refugees and migrants from Venezuela struggle to find stability and a new place to call home and they continue to need the support of the international community. 


The 2021 End-Year Report reflects how the lack of funding can increase vulnerabilities and risks, at a time when it is crucial that refugees and migrants have greater access to regularization, documentation, protection and socio-economic integration. We have seen great efforts by some governments in the region with regularization and integration policies, inclusion in COVID-19 vaccination campaigns, and the involvement of international financial institutions in making the Donor’s Conference a success.


It is crucial that all these developments continue, as today more than ever there are unique opportunities to invest in inclusion and community development that benefit not only refugees and migrants, but also host communities.


The growth and prosperity of Latin America and the Caribbean are linked to the successful integration of refugees and migrants from Venezuela.”

Results of implementation of the RMRP in 2021


In 2021, more than 3 million refugees and migrants from Venezuela and the communities hosting them received assistance from organizations working in partnership through the R4V Inter-Agency Coordination Platform to carry out activities of the Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RMRP). A total of 159 different UN Agencies, NGOs, academia and civil society organizations – including numerous Venezuelan refugee and migrant-led organizations – participated as appealing partners in the RMRP 2021 to support Venezuelan refugees and migrants.

The R4V is the largest regional inter-agency refugee and migrant response in the world, in terms of the geographic scope of the response, covering 17 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Click on a country and/or sector in the interactive map below to see RMRP partners’ implementation in 2021.


Working Groups and Cross-Cutting Themes

©R4V/ Enrique Castro-Mendevil.


In 2021, cash and voucher assistance (CVA) accounted for 42% of all people reached by the R4V response.


R4V estimates that women and girls make up almost 52% of refugees and migrants from Venezuela in Latin America and the Caribbean. 


In the planning of the RMRP 2021, efforts were redoubled to integrate environmental considerations into project design.


The pandemic and its consequences redoubled the need for efforts to promote protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) of refugees and migrants.


A total of 206 Support Spaces were implemented in eight countries in 2021: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay.


Since 2021, Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) and Communication with Communities (CwC) focal points coordinated to encourage collective approaches and initiatives.


During 2021, the Communications Working Group focused on anti-xenophobia campaigns, promoting integration for refugees and migrants, and improving R4V’s visibility.

Information on R4V, the RMRP and partner organizations

COVID-19 vaccination campaigns were inclusive of refugees and migrants from Venezuela.
©UNHCR/Santiago Arcos – Ecuador.

What is R4V?

In April 2018 the UN Secretary-General directed IOM and UNHCR to coordinate the regional response to the situation of refugees and migrants from Venezuela. As a result, the Inter-Agency Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela (R4V) was established as a forum to coordinate the response efforts across 17 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. 

What is the RMRP?

The Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (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).

RMRP 2021 partner organizations

100% Diversidad y Derechos
Acción contra el Hambre
Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)
Alianza por la Solidaridad
Americares Foundation
Asociación Civil Venezolana en Paraguay
Asociación Construyendo Caminos de Esperanza Frente a la Injusticia, el Rechazo y el Olvido (CCEFIRO)
1Asociación de Apoyo al Desarrollo  APOYAR
Asociación de Jubilados y Pensionados Venezolanos en Argentina
Asociación de venezolanos en la República argentina (ASOVEN)
Asociación Manos Veneguayas
Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina
Asociación Profamilia
Asociación Venezolana en Chile
Ayuda en Acción
Bethany Christian Services
Cáritas Alemania
Caritas Brazil
Caritas Ecuador
Caritas Manaus
Caritas Rio de Janeiro
Caritas São Paulo
Caritas Switzerland
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)
Centro de Estudios y Solidaridad con América Latina (CESAL)
ChildFund Internacional
Churún Merú Association
Colonia Foundation of Venezuelans in the Dominican Republic (FUNCOVERD)
Comisión Argentina para Refugiados y Migrantes (CAREF)
Comité Internacional para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos (CISP)
Comité permanente por la defensa de los derechos humanos (CDH)
Consejo Interreligioso del Perú – Religiones por la Paz
COOPI – Cooperación Internacional
Cruz Roja Argentina
Cruz Roja Colombia
Cruz Roja Ecuador
Cuso Internacional
Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe
Diálogo Diverso
Dominican Institute for Integrated Development
Duendes y Ángeles Foundation

Famia Planea
Federación Luterana Mundial
Foro Salud Callao
Foundation of the Americas (FUDELA)
Foundation of Venezuelan Emigrants (FEV)
Fundación Alas de Colibrí
Fundación AVSI
Fundación Comisión Católica Argentina de Migraciones (FCCAM)
Fundación CRISFE
Fundación FIDAL
Fundación Halü Bienestar Humano (HALU)
Fundación Scalabrini Bolivia
Fundación SES
Fundación Tarabita
Globalizate Radio
Guarulhos Human Rights Defense Center (CDDH)
Heartland Alliance International (HAI)
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation
Human Rights Defence Curaçao
Humanity & Inclusion
Humans Analytic
I know my rights
IMPACT Initiatives (REACH)
Inmigrante Feliz Association
Institute for Migration and Human Rights (IMDH)
Instituto Félix Guattari
International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC)
International Labour Organization (ILO)
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Jesuit Service for Migrants and Refugees (JSMR)
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and their Families (RIADIS)
LGBT+ Movement Brazil
Malteser International
Medical Teams International
Médicos del Mundo
Mercy Corps
Misión Scalabriniana – Ecuador
Nice Institute
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (OEI)
Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)
Organización Fuerza Internacional de Capellanía DDHH y DIH OFICA ICC

Panamerican Development Foundation (FUPAD)
Panamerican Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)
Parroquia Ntra Sra Asunción y Madre de los Migrantes
Pastoral de Movilidad Humana – Conferencia Episcopal Peruana
Peace for Development
Plan International
Project HOPE
Red de Investigaciones Orientadas a la Solución de Problemas en Derechos Humanos (RIOSP DDHH)
Red regional LGTBI+
RET International
Salú pa Tur Foundation
Samaritan’s Purse
Save the Children International (SCI)
Scalabrini International Migration Network
Sección Peruana de Amnistía Internacional
Servicio Jesuita a Migrantes (SJM)
Servicio Jesuita a Refugiados (SJR)
Solidarites International/Premiere Urgence Internationale (Consorcio de SI y PUI)
SOS Children’s Villages
SPM – Serviço Pastoral dos Migrantes Nacional
SPM-NE – Serviço Pastoral dos Migrantes do Nordeste
Stichting Slachtofferhulp Curaçao
Stima Foundation
Terre des hommes Lausanne
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 High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
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)
Universidad Católica del Uruguay (UCU)
Vale da Benção Educational and Charitable Association (AEBVB)
VenAruba Solidaria
Venex Curacao Foundation
Vicaría de Pastoral Social Caritas
War Child
World Council of Credit Unions
World Food Programme (WFP)
World Vision (WV)
We World GVC
Sesame Workshop
Servicio Ecuménico para la Dignidad Humana
Fundación de Ayuda Social de Las Iglesias Cristianas
Cruz Roja Uruguay
Cruz Roja Perú
AsociacIón Misioneros de San Carlos Scalabrinianos