UNICEF Venezuela State of affairs Report No. 1, 1 January – 30 June 2022 – Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

August 23, 2022



  • Between January and June 2022, UNICEF Venezuela life saving interventions reached round 1,099,115 individuals, together with 612,848 kids .

  • UNICEF-supported hospital boat supplied complete care within the farthest parish of Antonio Díaz municipality in Delta Amacuro state the place the inhabitants reviews not having had entry to well being companies within the final 5 years.

  • 76.5 per cent of 5,018 kids with losing in 20 states have been discharged as cured because of UNICEF vitamin supported programmes.

  • 88,126 kids are commonly attending college in 318 amenities supported by UNICEF college feeding programme in 12 states, the place the common attendance price has elevated from 38.7 in November 2021 to 91.4 per cent in June 2022.

  • Greater than 190,000 individuals gained entry to scrub water by the rehabilitation of three water remedy plants3 in Bolivar and Delta Amacuro states.


7,000,000 Folks in want of help

3,200,000 Youngsters in want of help

2,500,000 Youngsters in want of training help


In 2022, UNICEF appealed for US$317.2 million7 to succeed in 4.6 million individuals in want – together with 2.6 million kids – in Venezuela in a context additional aggravated by the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). As of June 2022, UNICEF has mobilized US$ 56.1 million to help the implementation of kid safety, training, well being, vitamin, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions. Of this quantity, US$ 44.3 million (79 per cent) was carried over from 2021, and US$ 11.9 million has been raised in 2022.

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UNICEF expresses its honest gratitude to all private and non-private donors for his or her continued help in 2022, together with the Governments of Canada, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, France, the USA of America (USA), the European Fee, the Growth Financial institution of Latin America (CAF as per its Spanish acronym), and the French and USA Nationwide Committees for UNICEF for his or her beneficiant contributions throughout the first six months of 2022. Regardless of these beneficiant help, the funding hole continues to be massive, at 82 per cent of the entire annual requirement. UNICEF will proceed efforts to develop partnerships and mobilize extra well timed and versatile help to maintain its response to satisfy the wants of youngsters in Venezuela.

UNICEF continues to work with nationwide and native authorities, United Nations (UN) companies, civil society organizations (CSOs)/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and different humanitarian companions to realize outcomes for youngsters, together with elevating consciousness and mobilizing elevated help for the belief of kid rights. As a part of advocacy actions to rejoice 55 years of UNICEF work in Venezuela, a photographic exhibition on kids’s rights was inaugurated in February 2022 in a public park in Caracas. This exercise is being replicated in different cities, together with Maracaibo and San Cristóbal. Moreover, in June 2022, UNICEF and The Nationwide System of Youth and Youngsters’s Orchestras and Choirs of Venezuela, a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2004, signed a workplan for joint advocacy all year long.

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Venezuela’s financial system barely improved in 2021, with the gross home product estimated to have closed by year-end at -1.5 per cent, and is anticipated to develop in 2022. Regardless of this constructive macroeconomic outlook, the inhabitants nonetheless has restricted buying energy.

After a interval of COVID-related slow-down, inside and exterior inhabitants actions are rising once more. When it comes to inflows, 70,837 Venezuelan exits from Colombia to Venezuela by border posts10 have been reported between January and June 20221, in comparison with 48,674 all through 2021. On the similar time, in late February, the Venezuela-Brazil land border submit opened for the primary time since March 2020, reactivating the potential for financial exchanges between the nations.

Heavy rains in mid-April prompted flood occasions and the lack of 150,000 hectares13 of agricultural land in Zulia, Merida, Táchira and Trujillo states in addition to the Capital District, with 4 municipalities14 within the south of Lake Maracaibo being essentially the most affected. Because of this, on 27 April, the nationwide authorities declared a 90-day emergency in these states15 . The United Nations system, along with NGOs and native authorities supplied instant lifesaving and reduction help to satisfy pressing wants in WASH, meals, vitamin, training entry and safety of affected populations.