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Transitional interim multi-country strategic plan for Latin American countries impacted by the situation in Venezuela (2020-2022)

Operation ID: XA02

T-IMCSP approved by the ED on 06.03.2020

Revision 01 approved by the RD in December 2020

Revision 02 approved by the CD in May 2021.

Revision 03 approved by the ED-DGFAO in August 2021.

Revision 04 approved by the RD in July 2022.

The Latin American countries included in this transitional interim multi-country strategic plan are those impacted by the situation in Venezuela where WFP has no current operational presence, which may request WFP’s assistance. Although they face similar challenges they vary in size and resources. They therefore require a flexible multi-country approach that can address their individual needs and priorities while working in concert with overlapping political and economic regional initiatives to ensure successful and lasting outcomes.

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 3.8 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 transitional interim multi-country strategic plan will focus on two main strategic outcomes to respond to the situation in Venezuela and the countries impacted by situation in Venezuela were WFP has no operational presence: (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. 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.