Shapers For Venezuela
Venezuela is suffering from one of the worst political, economic and social crisis of modern history.
According to the United Nations, over 7 million Venezuelans need humanitarian assistance to asure their survival, and more than 4.5 million Venezuelans have fled to neighbouring countries such as Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil and Chile. The main reason for leaving is the lack of food, medicine and opportunities, transforming this massive exodus into a crisis for the whole Latin American region.
Even though many governments from different nations are partnering to mitigate the impact of this crisis, civil society also wants to help but has not found the way to channel support and guarantee that it reaches the right people.
Therefore, Global Shapers Caracas Hub started "Shapers for Venezuela” a Cross-Hub collaboration project, where many Shapers from different cities can join forces to send aid and organize projects for Venezuelan migrants and refugees, while articulates in Venezuela different stakeholders of the public, private and social sector, to align them to the humanitarian response.
The main goal is to raise awareness about the Venezuelan crisis and provide humanitarian aid to Venezuelans, to contribute to the Humanitarian Response and Migration/Refugee Plans of United Nations.
We make this possible through:
- Promoting regional projects (Cross-Hub collaboration): Promote the execution of “plug and play” projects in Hubs of the region to contribute to the Regional Plan of Migrants and Refugees of Venezuela.
- Providing information to migrants: Generate a platform with information for Venezuelan migrants about their physical and legal protection options, regional routes, and shelters.
- Serving as humanitarian partners: Articulate public, private and NGO sector on the Humanitarian Response Plan Venezuela 2020
With Shapers for Venezuela, the Caracas Hub with the support of the Hubs in the region, will support the process of coordinating humanitarian efforts in Venezuela and Latin America as our contribution to improve the state of the world.
For further information please visit: Shapers for Venezuela Website