Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis has caused millions to flee to neighboring countries like Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. Latin America has not faced a migration to this extent in modern history, and resources to aid refugees are waxing thin. Syria is the only country to top Venezuela in the number of displaced individuals, yet according to a recent OAS report, Venezuelans have received less financial assistance from the philanthropic community than refugees from other countries. This has left Venezuelans vulnerable to human trafficking, sexual violence, xenophobia and labor exploitation.
In addition to helping women and children from a battered women’s shelter in Cusco re-establish their lives, Something New provides resettlement services to Venezuelan refugees in Peru. Often fleeing Venezuela with nothing but the clothes on their back, these individuals walked for days without food or water to find refuge in Peru. We provide food, housing, job finding services, and basic health needs to these refugees, but cannot do it alone. Click here to support!