Event Host/Institute: European Union and Canada, in close collaboration with UNHCR, IOM, and the Regional Inter-Agency Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela (R4V)
Event date and time: March 16-17th 2023
Event location/venue: Brussels, Hybrid
Event type: Conference
The Venezuelan displacement crisis is one of the largest in the world. As of December 2022, it has been estimated that more than 7.1 million Venezuelans have fled their country.
The increasing cost of living, the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, lack of documentation and regular status, and high unemployment rates have increased the vulnerability of Venezuelan refugees and migrants, making it difficult for many to rebuild their lives and integrate into host communities.
The 2023 International Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants and their Host Countries and Communities aimed to maintain the visibility of this crisis, and to continue to support host countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region that are undertaking significant efforts to welcome and integrate Venezuelan refugees and migrants.