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The Shelter, Energy and NFI Cluster developed the following online map of temporary shelters in Venezuela to support a more efficient, effective, and coordinated humanitarian response of partner organisations working in the field. The following map and data are available for humanitarian use only. Link to access the full version of the tool: https://bit.ly/ClusterAlojamiento_espacios

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February 2021
UNHCR, 2021

 Highlights

  • Through the end of February a total of 151,960 individuals (55% female and 45% male) benefited from better access to safe shelter, energy and / or basic equipment in ten states and Distrito Capital. Partner efforts were mostly channelled towards interventions at the community level and included the installation of 23 Refugee Housing Units (RHUs) in community centres in Apure (3), Falcón (6), Sucre (9) and Táchira (5) states. Other interventions focused on the installation of street solar lamps in host communities and in community centres in Sucre state.
  • During February, the nationwide quarantine was extended, together with movement restrictions, in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19. According to the Venezuela Ministry of Health, as of the end of February Venezuela had 6,557 active cases and over 139,000 registered cases in total.
  • On 11 February, an ad-hoc meeting was organised with the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) and the Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator updated the members on the advocacy efforts carried out with key relevant Governmental authorities. Based on a request done by the Venezuela Humanitarian Coordinator, cash-based activity modalities in country remained temporarily suspended through the reporting period.
  • The draft Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) 2021 document, which has been already shared with the Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is still under review.
  • Reportedly, spontaneous returnees continue entering Venezuela through non-official crossings in the Colombian-Venezuelan border and the border with Brazil, with most of crossing registered during the flexible weeks.
  • The Shelter, Energy and NFI Cluster developed a map of temporary shelters in Venezuela to improve the coordination of activities of partner organisations in the field and was updated through the reporting month: https://bit.ly/ClusterAlojamiento_espacios

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