Whether it makes the headlines or not, the Venezuelan crisis is very much alive.
More than 5.5 million, 25% of whom are children, have been forced to flee to other countries, mainly Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. This number is expected to reach a total of eight million displaced people.
The European Commission qualifies the Venezuelan crisis as a “forgotten” one in their 2020 assessment, a term referring to “severe, protracted humanitarian crisis situations where affected populations are receiving no or insufficient international aid and where there is no political commitment to solve the crisis, due in part to a lack of media interest”.
But there is some revived hope within humanitarian communities that things might change.