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2023-10 Factsheet - Venezuela

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Cluster Alojamiento, Energía y Enseres, 2023


  • In October, Needs Assessment Workshops were conducted in Miranda, Zulia, Falcón, Bolívar, Delta Amacuro, Sucre, Amazonas, Apure, Táchira states and Capital Districts.  The preliminary calculations for needs severities based on the Shelter Severity Calculation Tool from the Global Shelter Cluster.  Severities and PIN calculations were adjusted based on discussions with experts.
  • 12 proposals were received from the Venezuelan Humanitarian Fund with a sector component.  This second allocation will focus on improving essential health services (MHPSS and Women's Health, Children and Sexual and Reproductive Health), strengthening community resilience, and supporting emergency education activities with a socio-productive approach.
  • Esfera and EDAN workshops were held within the framework of strengthening the capacities of the Civil Protection authorities and the fire brigade for the prevention and management of disaster risks.  Overall, 100 public servants from Capital District, Miranda, La Guaira, Táchira, Mérida, Trujillo, Zulia and Falcón have been benefited from this capacity building activities.



Need analysis

  • According to the workshops carried out in identified prioritized states in the Country, the greatest needs were detected in remote areas and without access to services. The highest levels of severity were identified in specific municipalities of Amazonas, Delta Amacuro, Sucre and Zulia. Critical points in these areas are the absence of basic services, in particular electricity, severe cases of overcrowding, risk of disasters, protection risks, deficit in access to rights, and the presence of armed groups, especially in border areas and the mining arc.


  • By the end of October, 24,863 direct beneficiaries were reached by Shelter, Energy and NFI activities (50% female, 50% male, 22% indigenous). Interventions in institutions and other spaces providing essential services to population reached indirectly 465,296 people of concern. The response covered 14 states and the Capital District.  States with the highest number of total beneficiaries were Apure, Tachira, Miranda, Zulia and Sucre.
  • Regarding Shelter Response, 81 constructions and rehabilitations of spaces providing essential services to population were completed in health spaces, schools, community spaces and WGSS and authority spaces, to allow access to essential services for the most vulnerable.  Also 57 shelter emergency units were installed in coordination with authorities for disaster response and prevention and community spaces in Bolívar, Sucre, Miranda, Falcón, Aragua, Mérida, Apure and Capital District.   9,978 people on the move occupied temporary collective shelters managed by partner organizations in Táchira, Apure, Zulia, Sucre, Falcón and Miranda states.
  • As for interventions to improve access to Energy, 133 street solar lamps were installed to prevent protection risks in Bolívar, Carabobo, Delta Amacuro, La Guaira, Miranda, Sucre, Táchira and Zulia, states.  100 systems to generate electricity were installed in education centers, coordination authorities for the disaster response and community spaces, and 2145 portable solar lamps were installed and delivered to beneficiaries in communities, community centers, schools, and coordination authority spaces to strengthen response for disaster management.   
  • Regarding access to basic NFIs, more than 12,000 people were reached.  2272 habitat and 30 kits for people in mobility were delivered, and 204 provisions of non-food items were made to equip spaces for the provision of essential services including health centers, coordination authorities, education centers, community spaces, health centers and temporary shelters.

Gaps / challenges

  • Temporary accommodation spaces for victims of trafficking and GBV continue to be a necessity especially in border areas and mining areas in the state of Amazonas, Bolívar.
  • Strengthening the capacities of institutions managing temporary shelters continues to be a prioritized need, including the reinforcement of technical standards and space management principles.