UNICEF Venezuela Annual Report 2020
Our response for children in Venezuela
2020 was a challenging year for everyone, but mainly for children and adolescents, who have been the most affected by the consequences of the pandemic. They have had to stop going to school, their place of socialization and learning, and have faced difficulties in continuing their studies remotely. Also, faced with physical isolation to avoid contagion, they have been more exposed to other risks, such as the potential increase in violence at home, as a result of stress and economic difficulties that families may be suffering.
In order not to leave any child behind in the face of the new circumstances imposed by the pandemic, the UNICEF Venezuela team worked to find a way to continue providing critical support for the well-being of children and adolescents, taking the necessary precautions to not expose their health.
Through our field offices located in Táchira, Zulia, Bolívar, and Caracas, we reach the most remote places, with supplies of health, nutrition, education, water and sanitation, and supplies necessary to mitigate the contagion by COVID-19, as well as with schemes for the protection of children in situations of intrafamily and gender violence. All of UNICEF's technical experience was made available to the country to help strengthen national capacities in different areas related to children.
The challenges continue to be many, for this reason, today more than ever, the union of efforts is necessary. Governments, the private sector, organized civil society and international cooperation are required to work together so that no child is left behind.
It has not been an easy year for the world, but even in the midst of the pandemic, from UNICEF we will continue working together with our partners to promote the well-being and development of Venezuelan children and adolescents.
Always working for the rights of children and adolescents!
Representative in Charge of UNICEF Venezuela