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Venezuela is a Latin American country located in the northern region of South America. It has been
under an oppressive regime since 1999. The country was once a prosperous oil-rich country. However,
the past and present leadership of Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro have led to economic collapse and
horrible conditions that its citizens face every day. These conditions have caused 4.6 million
Venezuelans to flee since 2016, accounting for 15% of the country’s current population.
Many have fled to Colombia with little or no money and no safe opportunities to earn an income
and are at continued risk being exploited by violent groups. Women and children are the most
vulnerable and risk being recruited into gangs, sexually violated and left living or working on
As the political, economic and social unrest continues in Venezuela, an increase in awareness and
response to human trafficking is more urgent than ever. Human trafficking is a crime that exploits
someone for labor, slavery, servitude or sex. Some of the causes of human trafficking (relentless
poverty, high unemployment rates, violence, civil turmoil and a lack of human rates) are
motivating 6.5 million Venezuelans to flee their country. About 94% of Venezuelans live in poverty,
with an estimated 300% increase in human trafficking between 2014 and 2016. The former Venezuelan
President, Maduro, administration prioritized maintaining power and carried out tenuous trafficking
eradication attempts, including a lack of investigations, prosecutions and convictions. In response
to the Venezuelan humanitarian crisis, organizations like Friends of Hope, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNHCR and
IMO are contributing strong efforts to meet the needs of citizens, refugees and migrants and prevent
man trafficking in Venezuela.
HOW WE HELP
Donate now to help us provide lifesaving support in Venezuela. We are providing protection for
Venezuelan women and children, access to health care, cash assistance and other critical aid.
Your support will help Friends of Hope respond to the crisis in Venezuela and humanitarian
emergencies in more than 26 countries around the world.
These projects are not possible without the collaboration of generous and compassionate donors
like you who provide help in the midst of a country in deep crisis. Each of your donations support
our mission to help those in their deepest time of need.
We pray that all this turmoil and chaos in Venezuela will soon pass. Until that time Friends of
Hope works to provide food and medicine for those who cannot help themselves.
When you donate you are saving the lives of orphaned children and hospital patients who are living
in a country experiencing total collapse. Without your generosity they would have nothing. Your
gifts bring light where there is only darkness.
Please help us continue to help the people of Venezuela by making a donation today.
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