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Venezuela

Coordination mechanism: Cluster
Year of activation: 2019
NCC: Stand by partner
IMO: Not recruited
Coordination arrangement:
UNICEF Lead National and Subnational level: Gran Caracas, Táchira, Bolívar and Zulia

Country Key Contacts

Karol Ramírez

Coordinator kramirez@unicef.org

Annual report 2021

January to December 2021

Current Challenges

In Venezuela the main limitations to carry out the service delivery on nutrition interventions is the lack or absence of nutrition supplies. The partners report a big dificulty to find certified distributors and suppliers that meet the quality requirements; those that meet these requirements are too expensive. For the importation of nutritional supplements and equipment the process is complex, costly and time consuming. Finally, in the local market, anthropometric equipment and certain preventive or therapeutic products are not available. Organizations which are not members of United Nations agencies face greater challenges in the absence of an inter-agency procurement mechanism.

Given the the increase in the difficulties for the acquisition of nutritional supplies necessary for the prevention and treatment programs for acute malnutrition, the partners explore options with local products to fill the lack of supplies recommended by WHO and international protocols.

Due to oil shortage and its rising cost, the partners experiment an increase in implementation costs. This problem is exacerbated in remote regions with access constraints.

 

Key Figures in 2020

(millions)

Funding in 2020

(millions)
Number of SAM under-five children in need 2020
Number of SAM under-five children in need 2021
Number of MAM under-five children in need 2020
Number of MAM under-five children in need 2021
Number of children 6-23 months in need of BSFP- Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme 2020
Number of children 6-23 months in need of BSFP- Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme 2021
Number of children 6-59 months in need of Vitamin A Supplementation 2020
Number of children 6-59 months in need of Vitamin A Supplementation 2021
Number of children 6-59 months in need of Micronutrient Powder Supplementation 2020
Number of children 6-59 months in need of Micronutrient Powder Supplementation 2021
(millions)
Number of PLW counselled (one-on-one) on IYCF 2020
Number of PLW counselled (one-on-one) on IYCF 2021
Number of moderately acutely malnourished PLW in need 2020
Number of moderately acutely malnourished PLW in need 2021
Number of PW in need of iron/folate supplementation 2020
Number of PW in need of iron/folate supplementation 2021
Number of moderately acutely malnourished PLW in need Of BSFP 2020
Number of moderately acutely malnourished PLW in need Of BSFP 2021
Number of caregivers of children less than two years old who were reached with messages on breastfeeding, young child feeding, or healthy diets in the context of COVID through national communication campaigns 2020
PLW with Underweight 2020
(millions)

Total Partners

0
National NGOs
0
International NGOs
0
UN agencies
0
Local Government Agencies

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