Protecting the most vulnerable
More than 5.4 million Venezuelans have fled the ongoing instability and economic crisis in their home country. This is one of the fastest-growing humanitarian crises in the world today. 1.76 million are now in neighboring Colombia, with up to 5,000 people crossing the border every day.
IsraAID’s two Child-Friendly Spaces, in partnership with local communities, provide daily activities, education, and protection support to Venezuelan and Colombian children. Many local Colombians are themselves either Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) or returned refugees whose families were displaced during the country’s long civil conflict. Activities at both centers are facilitated by community members trained by IsraAID’s child protection professionals.