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12 October 2018
Answer given by Vice-President Mogherini on behalf of the European Commission
Question reference: E-003705/2018

The European Union (EU) is monitoring closely the humanitarian situation with a view to effectively respond to identified needs and priorities, both inside Venezuela and in the region.

Following the deterioration of the economic, social and humanitarian situation in 2016, the EU started providing humanitarian aid to meet needs of the population by supporting the provision of medical assistance and food and nutrition to the most vulnerable population in Venezuela.

As the crisis continues to worsen, leading to large-scale migration to countries of the region, the EU is currently stepping-up its support by developing a comprehensive response package.

As announced on 7 June 2018, this package amounts to EUR 35.1 million and includes humanitarian relief (EUR 5 million) and longer-term resilience-building actions (EUR 18.1 million) addressing food security, water, sanitation and hygiene within the country, as well as the socioeconomic inclusion of migrants in neighbouring countries.

The package also includes actions to reduce local tensions and violence towards displaced Venezuelans in border regions of Colombia and Brazil (EUR 5 million). An additional EUR 7 million to support hosting communities is currently being made available.

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