Venezuela

Coordination mechanism: Cluster
Year of activation: 2019
NCC: Stand by partner
IMO: Not recruited
UNICEF Lead National and Subnational level: Bolívar and Zulia
Save the Children was elected as Co-coordinating partner CCP for 2024

Country Key Contacts

Ruben Sanchez

Coordinator rusanchez@unicef.org

vacant

Information Management -@unicef.com

Kimberly Blanco

Co-cordinator partner kimberly.blanco@savethechildren.org

Annual report 2023

January to December 2023

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NNGOs
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INGOs
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UN agencies
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Observers
Current Challenges

In Venezuela, the effectiveness of nutrition interventions is significantly hindered by several critical challenges. Primarily, the high costs of specialized nutrition supplies in local markets and regulatory barriers that prevent most partners from importing these essential items are considerable obstacles. Additionally, the most vulnerable regions face geographic barriers that complicate access to fuel, a necessity for reaching remote rural and jungle communities in dire need of nutritional support. These areas not only lack sufficient healthcare professionals but also adequate facilities to serve the populations effectively.

The situation is further exacerbated by economic shifts that favor urban over rural areas, leading to increased internal migration and widening the disparity in access to nutrition and healthcare services for rural and indigenous communities. These populations are particularly disadvantaged due to the absence of support systems tailored to their cultural perspectives and the geographical challenges that make access to such areas even more difficult. Addressing these multifaceted nutrition challenges requires a concerted effort to overcome both logistical and regulatory barriers, ensuring equitable access to nutrition interventions across Venezuela's diverse landscapes.

Advocacy, Intersectoral Collaboration and Preparedness
Advocacy Survey
Country Advocacy Strategy developedNo
Link to document 
Advocacy activities included in annual work planNo
Specific WG leading advocacy work establishedNo
Preparedness
Contingency plan or ERP plan developed/updatedNo
Link to document 
Intersectoral Collaboration (ISC)
Intersectoral projects currently under implementationYes
Clusters engaged
Health, WASH, Food Security and Livelihoods, Protection, Education

Key Figures

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Number of SAM under-five children in need
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Number of MAM under-five children in need
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Number of PLW counselled (one-on-one) on IYCF
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Number of moderately acutely malnourished PLW in need
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Number of PLW in need of iron/folate supplementation
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Total Partners

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NNGOs
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INGOs
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UN agencies
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Observers

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