Venezuela Crisis – Improving Access to Health and Protection Services – IRC 2019

Reporting Organization:International Rescue Committee
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 900,000
Timeframe: March 29, 2019 - March 31, 2020
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

International Rescue Committee

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Colombia - $ 900,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Humanitarian Response (100.00 %)

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March 2019 – Over 3.3 million people have fled Venezuela since 2015, many of whom are currently residing in neighbouring countries such as Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. In addition to hosting over 1 million Venezuelans, Colombia continues to suffer from the effects of longstanding violence and armed conflict between armed groups and criminal gangs. Crisis-affected people, including those in host communities, are in need of basic health assistance, food and nutrition assistance, protection services, shelter, and water and sanitation. With GAC’s support, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is helping address the basic health and protection needs of up to 5,100 crisis-affected people in the department of Norte de Santander in Colombia. Project activities include: (1) providing quality prenatal and postnatal care to up to 1,300 women and adolescent girls; (2) offering other sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning services and clinical care for vulnerable people and/or survivors of sexual and gender-based violence; (3) improving access to emergency care for up to 200 girls and boys under the age of five; (4) providing psychosocial services to crisis-affected people; (5) providing a safe space for up to 1,000 women and adolescent girls; and (6) providing emergency cash-based transfers to vulnerable households.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adolescent females Under-5 children
Total Direct Population: 5,100
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1,300 women and adolescent girls provided with quality prenatal and postnatal care
sexual and reproductive health services offered
200 girls and boys provided access to emergency care
psychosocial services provided
1,000 women and adolescent girls provided safe space
emergency cash-based transfers provided
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected immediate outcomes for this project include: (1) increased access to basic health services and care, including sexual and reproductive health services; (2) improved access to quality gender-based violence prevention and response services; and (3) increased access to basic services and goods through multipurpose cash. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.

Achieved Results


  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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