Humanitarian aid to venezuelan migrants in Peru

  • Región de Intervención: Piura, Peru.
  • Donor: Start Network / DFID (Department for International Development - UK)
  • Período Fase 1: October to November 2018
  • Período Fase 2:
  • Area: Humanitarian aid


The economic crisis in Venezuela has triggered a growing migration to other South American countries. Peru is the country with the second-largest population of Venezuelan migrants, after Colombia.

In Peru, migrants have urgent needs for food, nutrition, health, housing and protection. This situation has increased the vulnerability of women, children and their families.

This intervention, focused on meeting food security and housing needs for migrants in the city of Piura, was implemented in response to this humanitarian emergency.

The mechanism of action was the delivery of Gift Cards (cash of free availability) to particularly vulnerable families, such as families with pregnant women, with children under five years of age or with a member with chronic disease.

Besides, a campaign was implemented to disseminate relevant information for migrants, such as guidance on access to the Integrated Health Care System (SIS) for pregnant women and children; guidance on legal aspects to access a permit card (PTP); access to job opportunities and information on shelter.


  • To generate a database of Venezuelan migrant families in Piura.
  • To deliver gift cards to vulnerable migrant families.
  • To provide informative talks to families about health, protection and security.
  • To develop coordination and advocacy actions with the National Police, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other Government institutions in order to articulate efforts and provide timely quality services to migrant families.


  • A database of 796 migrant families in Piura was generated.
  • 796 cards (gift cards) were delivered to families. The total population served was 2144 people, including women, men and children under five years of age.
  • 990 individuals attended informative talks to families about health, protection and safety issues. 81% of the attendees were women.
  • Creation of the inter-sectoral coordination roundtable, led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Office of the International Exchange Form Department of INTERPOL in Piura to provide timely and quality services to migrant families.

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