Amid the ongoing global pandemic, the exodus of Venezuelan refugees and migrants continues to result in unprecedented needs across the Latin America and Caribbean region. Countries in the region continue to host Venezuelans as they concurrently face health, social, and economic challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. While much attention has been paid to UN agencies and secular NGOs responses to Venezuelan displacement, considerably less is known about how religious communities and faith-based organizations have a role in supporting Venezuelan refugees and migrants, especially providing the first assistance to persons in need. This event summary highlights contributions to a virtual meeting on “Local Faith Communities Respond to Venezuelan Displacement in Latin America and the Caribbean,” held on June 16, 2021. The event featured representatives of faith-based and secular NGOs who reflected on the Venezuelan displacement crisis.
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