Venezuela in 2022: Building solutions with communities affected by armed violence

Venezuela in 2022: Building solutions with communities affected by armed violence

Article 06 January 2023 Venezuela

2022 was a year of growth, in which we explored new ways of protecting and assisting people affected directly or indirectly by the armed violence in Venezuela. We improved people's access to clean water, sanitation and health care and helped ensure they received the protection they deserved, could maintain contact with their families and earn a living. We also worked to improve the conditions of those in detention and ensure that the dead were treated with dignity and their families received answers.

It is thanks in no small part to the passion and guidance of the people we encountered that we were able to carry out such a wide array of humanitarian projects. Their enthusiasm, resilience, ingenuity and desire to make things better inspired and motivated us to keep going even in the most challenging circumstances.

As in previous years, the Venezuelan Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies collaborated with us on many of these projects, and we helped them to strengthen their capacities.

Learn more about our work in 2022 here

What we did in 2022

215,915 people
received medical care from ICRC-supported emergency rooms, primary-health-care facilities and prehospital services.
976 health workers
received training, such as in advanced trauma care or basic emergency care.
362 tonnes of medical supplies
were distributed to 30 health-care facilities.
245 microentrepreneurs
received business skills training and 185 of them received funding for their businesses.
44 Red Cross messages
were delivered between separated family members.
37 branches and subcommittees of the Venezuelan Red Cross
received support to strengthen their humanitarian activities and improve their volunteers’ well-being.
16,519 personal hygiene items
were given to 8,387 people deprived of their liberty.
22 forensic services
regularly received supplies, personal protective equipment and other items they use every day in their work.