In regions Americas and Venezuela and in group Americas


2023-04 Factsheet - Venezuela

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Cluster Alojamiento, Energía y Enseres, 2023


  • By the end of April, the Shelter, Energy and NFI Cluster reached 8,984 direct beneficiaries through partner organizations and 147,478 indirect beneficiaries through interventions in institutions and community spaces providing essential services to population, such as temporary shelters, education, health, and community centers.
  • In April, the Cluster participated in the development of the joint work plan to operationalize the second priority of the Cooperation Framework in Venezuela.  The cluster presented specific links between cluster initiatives and each of the outcomes of the priority, contributing to build on the Nexus.
  • Cluster participated in the definition of the first assignment for 2023 for the Venezuelan Humanitarian Fund through the Inter Cluster Group. Three priorities for the coming assignment were defined including supporting essential services for returnees and host communities, livelihoods for adolescents and young people, and assistance for mother-child health in prioritized states Miranda and Delta Amacuro.
  • Cluster organized three workshops (2 subnational workshops and one national workshop) to update the NFI Standardized Kits composition for 2023.  The new composition is being validated by the Strategic Advisory Group and will be revised with the support of the Environmental Team from the Global Shelter Cluster to generate recommendations to reduce the carbon footprint in NFIs distributions.



Need analysis

  • According to the president of National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, starting may, more than 55 tropical waves are expected to reach Venezuelan coast until the end of November.   Already in April, Merida state has experienced intermittent rainfalls, causing significant damage to at least 8 out of the 23 municipalities. The most affected areas include the Pan-American sector, the Mocotíes Valley, and the southern towns. These regions have seen homes being flooded, roads being washed away, and limited access to essential services such as electricity.


  • By the end of April, 8,984 direct beneficiaries were reached by Shelter, Energy and NFI activities (51% female and 49% male). Interventions in institutions and other spaces providing essential services to population reached indirectly 147,478 people of concern. The response covered 12 states and the Capital District.  States with the highest number of total beneficiaries were Miranda, Táchira, Zulia and Bolívar, prioritized for the HRP 2022-2023.
  • Regarding Shelter Response, 6 constructions and rehabilitations of spaces providing essential services to population were completed in community spaces, schools and safe spaces in Zulia, Sucre, and Miranda states.  Also 15 shelter emergency units have been installed in coordination with authorities for disaster response and prevention in Miranda and Aragua.   4,368 people on the move occupied temporary collective shelters in Táchira, Apure, Zulia, Sucre and Falcón.
  • As for interventions to improve access to Energy, 115 street solar lamps were installed to prevent protection risks in Miranda, Zulia and Tachira states, 93 systems to generate electricity were installed in education centers, community spaces and coordination authorities for the disaster response, and 123 portable solar lamps were installed and delivered to beneficiaries in communities and in coordination authorities. 
  • Regarding access to basic NFIs, 95 habitat kits were delivered for vulnerable people in communities in Apure, Miranda, Barinas, Carabobo, and Táchira.  57 spaces were equipped including health centers, coordination authorities, education centers, community spaces, health centers and temporary shelters.

Gaps / challenges

  • A significant GAP has been identified regarding lack of knowledge of the different funding mechanisms for humanitarian organizations.  In this regard, the Cluster will start to organize a series of panel discussions to inform on this topic and share partner organizations experiences in accessing humanitarian funds.