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2023-07 Factsheet - Venezuela

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Cluster Alojamiento, Energía y Enseres, 2023


  • By the end of July, the Shelter, Energy and NFI Cluster reached 17,370 direct beneficiaries through partner organizations and 264,772 indirect beneficiaries through interventions in institutions and community spaces providing essential services to population, such as temporary shelters, education, health, and community centers.
  • In partnership with the Cluster Lead Agency and the Vice Ministry of Risk Management and Civil Defense and, a national training plan was agreed upon. The main topics include the Sphere Handbook, damages and needs assessments, and shelter in emergencies. The workshop for the Capital Region (Capital District and La Guaira and Miranda states) was held during mid-July.
  • The sub-national cluster was activated in Amazonas state. During the first meeting, the partners shared implemented and planned shelter activities to create a coordination matrix and some challenges were identified.
  • The cluster and partners organization participated in the Nexus workshop in Caracas – organized by the RC/HC Office. During the meeting, a common understanding of the Nexus in Venezuela was generated, the importance of this work approach was highlighted, and some actions were outlined to operationalize programs that address the most urgent needs with a focus on generating sustainability and resilience.



Need analysis

  • In the Yapacana National Park (Amazonas state) – an indigenous zone, the displacement of persons working in illegal mines – including women and child - and indigenous communities was reported. A large number of people have been displaced to the capital of the state (Puerto Ayacucho) staying at the bus terminal. Despite official data is not available, urgent needs for temporary shelter and basic NFIs have been identified by humanitarian actors.


  • By the end of June, 17,370 direct beneficiaries were reached by Shelter, Energy and NFI activities (51% female, 49% male, 26% indigenous). Interventions in institutions and other spaces providing essential services to population reached indirectly 264,772 people of concern. The response covered 15 states and the Capital District.  States with the highest number of total beneficiaries were Miranda, Bolivar, Sucre, Zulia and Amazonas (prioritized for the HRP 2022-2023), Apure and Tachira (transit and border states), and Carabobo with communities of interest for organizations.
  • Regarding Shelter Response, 40 constructions and rehabilitations of spaces providing essential services to population were completed in health spaces, schools, community spaces and safe spaces to allow access to essential services for the most vulnerable.  Also 40 shelter emergency units were installed in coordination with authorities for disaster response and prevention in Miranda, Falcón, Aragua, Mérida and Apure.   7,356 people on the move occupied temporary collective shelters managed by partner organizations in Táchira, Apure, Zulia, Sucre and Falcón states.
  • As for interventions to improve access to Energy, 156 street solar lamps were installed to prevent protection risks in Zulia, Táchira, Miranda and Carabobo states. 98 systems to generate electricity were installed in education centers, coordination authorities for the disaster response and community spaces, and 1520 portable solar lamps were installed and delivered to beneficiaries in communities, community centers and to strengthen response in coordination authorities for disaster management.    
  • Regarding access to basic NFIs, more than 9,000 people were reached.  1072 habitat kits were delivered for vulnerable people in communities with focus in Bolivar, Sucre, Apure, Barinas and Miranda, and 10 individual kits for people in mobility were delivered in Apure.  195 spaces were equipped to provide essential services including health centers, coordination authorities, education centers, community spaces, health centers and temporary shelters.

Gaps / challenges

  • In Zulia state, Yukpa indigenous communities have blocked access roads – including the Machiques-Colon highway - on several occasions. This has caused operational difficulties in accessing the south of the state, and some partners have even cancelled field missions and assistance deliveries.