Donors Conference in solidarity with Venezuelan refugees and migrants in countries in the region, amid the COVID-19 pandemic

At a time when the world is fighting against COVID-19, we must not lose sight of the needs of millions of Venezuelan refugees and migrants, and of the countries that have generously welcomed them. To address those needs, the European Union together with the government of Spain and with support of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) have convened the International Donors Conference in solidarity with Venezuelan migrants and refugees in the countries of the region, amid COVID-19.

This conference will take place on 26th of May. This time virtually, over 40 countries along with the United Nations Agencies, international financial institutions and representatives of national and international civil society will address together this unprecedented crisis, mobilise resources for the displaced population and the main host communities, and strengthen the coordination among the key actors.

The European Union and its Member States have been supporting for years the Venezuelan population and the communities hosting refugees. In October 2019, the EU organised in Brussels, together with UNHCR and IOM the first Solidarity Conference to raise awareness on the magnitude of the situation and on the need to mobilise funds through a donor conference in the first half of 2020. The crisis generated by COVID-19 makes it even more urgent to fulfil this commitment.

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