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VenEsperanza is an emergency response program that works to meet the most urgent humanitarian needs of the most vulnerable people affected by the Venezuela migration situation, including migrants, Colombian returnees and host communities in Colombia. In 2019, we formed an alliance with the international organizations International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps, Save the Children and World Vision in support of the Colombian National Government's humanitarian response.

We have worked in the departments of Antioquia, Cundinamarca, Norte de Santander, Bolívar, Cesar, Arauca, Bogotá D.C., La Guajira, Atlántico and Santander to meet the immediate needs of people in vulnerable conditions, affected by the Venezuelan migration crisis, by providing multipurpose cash assistance for access to shelter, water, sanitation, food and non-food items, while being able to reduce their protection risks.

In addition, through this project, we have opened 34 breastfeeding centers where nursing mothers can care for their babies in safe environments. We also offer services related to the Temporary Protective Status for Venezuelans (ETPV for its initials in Spanish), and provide information on nutrition and basic household budgeting instruction. All of our work seeks to promote the social and economic integration of people who are building a new life in Colombia.

Through the VenEsperanza program, with the support of the United States Agency for International Development/Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), we have supported more than 416,000 people since 2019. In October 2022, we began a second phase of the program, through which we aim to reach 170,000 migrants, refugees and host community members in Colombia.


We started VenEsperanza with the goal of helping 90,000 migrants, refugees, returnees and host community members.

In our first year, we assisted more than 148,000 people.

In March 2021, we began to assist participants with support related to the ETPV. Since then we have supported more than 32,000 people with their pre-registration.

At the close of our second year, we had served nearly 320,000 migrants, refugees, returnees and host community members.

Closing our third year, we have supported nearly 417,000 migrants, refugees, returnees and host community members.

¡Our second phase begins! Our new goal: to reach more than 133,000 migrants, refugees, returnees and host community members with humanitarian assistance, and some of these individuals with support to start savings groups and entrepreneurship activities.