Backgrounder - Canada announces assistance for those affected by Venezuela crisis

Backgrounder

Development assistance

Support for coordinated funding for governments affected by migration so they can better absorb the burden of providing services to a growing population. 
Funding: $18 million

Support to Venezuelan refugees in Peru to address gaps in the capacity of government systems to absorb the influx of migrants and to ensure that necessary health, education and protection services are provided to adolescents, boys and girls.
Funding: $5 million

Skills-for-employment training in Colombia to support Venezuelan migrants and Colombian returnees to enter the labour market. 
Funding: $2 million

Support to girls’ education along the Colombian-Venezuelan border through programming that will build local capacity to increase and improve inclusive and equitable quality education and protective spaces for girls and women. This funding is part of the $400 million announced at the G7 Summit in Charlevoix.
Funding: $11 million

Humanitarian assistance

Support to experienced humanitarian organizations for the provision of life-saving assistance such as food, health care, and water and sanitation to vulnerable and crisis-affected populations, including host communities, both in Venezuela and in neighbouring countries.
Funding: $16 million 

Human rights support

Expanding support to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights through Canada’s Peace and Stabilization Operations Program to monitor and report on the human rights situation in Venezuela. 
Funding: $887,000


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