Both countries have been affected by emergency situations, including civil unrest, migration, epidemies and natural disasters. Flooding and limited potable water in rural locations have a significant impact on the lives of children and their families —from lack of attendance in school, low birth weights, diarrhea and other water-borne diseases.
Access to hygiene products for girls remains a challenge. Cultural and economic practices are the biggest inhibitors to full access. In addition, the Venezuelan migrants and host communities have overstretched the already limited services in bordering regions putting at risk to most vulnerable children and their families. Absorption capacity and coping mechanism are reaching their limits.