Venezuela - October 2020

Situation Report

Common operational challenges

  • The humanitarian response urgently requires more funding to sustain and scale up implemented activities; many partners highlight critical funding gaps even to strengthen the response to COVID-19.

  • Humanitarian organizations must adapt their response to the pandemic context to minimize the risk of contagion, especially for staff on the front lines of the response.

  • Logistics challenges such as delays in the import of some supplies, transportation availability and fuel shortages have increased due to movement constraints throughout the country.

  • The magnitude of the needs requires a humanitarian response with greater operational capacity, including more operational space for national and international NGOs with experience in health emergencies and in line with humanitarian principles.