Venezuela - July 2020

Situation Report


The Field Coordination Centers maintain liaison with the authorities and local partners to support the needs assessment, the implementation of the response and the training in the management of temporary accommodation spaces, as well as advocacy on logistics and access. Within the framework of capacity-building activities for national organizations, OCHA and several members of coordination structures supported a Cycle of online trainings on the Humanitarian Architecture organized by humanitarian partners for more than 30 local organizations. The National Humanitarian Action Platform (PAHNAL), made up of national NGOs, held a first meeting with representatives of the main donor countries in Venezuela, in which the progress and challenges facing the humanitarian response were addressed and information on financing of the Humanitarian Response Plan was updated.

The Humanitarian Country Team finalized the access strategy that defines key joint actions to address and mitigate the main barriers identified in terms of the politicization of humanitarian assistance, bureaucratic impediments, physical and infrastructure limitations, security and protection of humanitarian actors and restrictions on mobility due to COVID-19. In addition, the Humanitarian Country Team approved the Collective Framework of Accountability to Affected Communities and Populations, which offers a guide of minimum actions to put into practice in the humanitarian response in Venezuela. Within the efforts to strengthen Accountability to Affected Populations within the framework of the Humanitarian Response Plan, representatives of 60 humanitarian organizations (national and international NGOs and United Nations agencies) participated in the first Interagency Course for the Comprehensive Approach to Accountability to Affecteded Populations (AAP) in Venezuela.