Disaster risk management and emergency response

Rapid Response to urgent unmet needs of Venezuelan migrants and refugee’s population in COVID-19 context

04/28/2020 - 06/30/2020


Lugar de intervención:


StartFund and Start Network.

Aliados estratégicos

Objetivo del proyecto

Reduce the vulnerability and maintain the dignity of Venezuelan migrants in Peru before health emergency situation (COVID-19).

Grupo de impacto

Venezuelan migrant population in a situation of vulnerability in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.


The access of the migrant population to suitable and new banking products in the market, without prejudice to their irregular status in the country. Barriers that endangered the arrival of multipurpose transfers to selected beneficiaries were overcome.

Modelos efectivos

The alliances previously formed by CARE made possible the design customized banking products for the project.


  • The agreements previously signed with banking entities allow rapid intervention in emergency situations. Having a list of pre-identified actors is key to achieving these agreements. These, in turn, allow CARE to negotiate measures to include migrants in the banking system.
  • Although it was a rapid 45-day intervention, a broader communication protocol could be established involving protection specialists for the referral of cases.
  • The exchange of experiences between humanitarian aid organizations generates more effective alternatives to serve the migrant population. The Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela was key to achieving this exchange.

Impacto del proyecto

Total beneficiarios directos

Total beneficiarios indirectos

Mujeres beneficiadas directas

Mujeres beneficiadas indirectas

Adaptó o implementó actividades en respuesta a la COVID-19