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Multi Country LEO for Latin American Countries impacted by the situation in Venezuela

Countries: Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) | Operations ID: XA01 | Operations type: Limited Emergency Operation (LEO)

Multi-Country LEO approved by the ED in April 2019.

Revision 01 approved by the ED in August 2019.

Venezuela continues to face a troubled political and socio-economic situation, leading to hyperinflation, scarcity of food, medicine and other basic goods, as well as a rise in poverty and malnutrition indices. This has also triggered a large population outflow with more than three million Venezuelans already having left the country to Colombia, Ecuador and Peru - which have received more than 80 percent of the displaced - and other Latin American countries. The primary drivers for migration are the lack of access to food, employment, medicine and functioning health services.

This Multi-Country Limited Emergency Operation will focus on two main strategic outcomes to respond to the situation: (1) Affected populations in Latin America are able to meet their basic food and nutrition needs in times of crisis; and (2) Operating partners have access to common services to ensure an effective response during the emergency. Strategic outcome 1 will support affected populations with unconditional food assistance to meet basic needs and prevent and address malnutrition among vulnerable groups. Strategic outcome 2 aims at providing common services, to ensure the ability of partners to respond to the needs of the population. These common services will include, but are not limited to logistics, infrastructure and supply chain services; emergency telecommunications and general connectivity services.