The challenge of having sufficient and timely information on the impacts, response and complexity of the complez humanitarian emergency in Venezuela has required greater involvement of actors and joint efforts because the emergency is the product of an extensive drop in capacities in essential sectors for the population, which occurred over years of deterioration and destructuring, which also affected the weakening of national and local information systems, many of which have considerable underreporting. At the same time, publications of statistics and government documents have disappeared in Venezuela for several years and there is censorship and veto of information from independent sources, thus restricting the right of access to public information.
For this reason HumVenezuela has developed a work methodology that consists of monitoring existing information and generating data from its own research to measure standardized categories and indicators of the humanitarian situation.
The information collected goes through a rigorous process of review and verification of quality, consistency and coherence. The data are recorded in each dimension and category according to aggregation criteria, and then disaggregated according to the levels of deterioration or severity that the same data show.
Available sectoral records and statistics: more than 8,000 sources of local, national and international actors, both official and independent, were reviewed.
Consultations with informed actors in specific sectors or areas: during the investigation processes, 25 of the organizations that participate in HumVenezuela consulted with actors, who know the situation directly by their work.
Community diagnostics in the framework of HumVenezuela: data collection in the field, in 16 states of the country between the months of May and June 2021, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a single instrument. 4,489 respondents collected data from a total of 15,175 members of their family groups. The sample included women, children and adolescents, the elderly, people with disabilities, indigenous peoples, LGBTI people, producers and peasants, and people with chronic and acute health problems, including COVID-19.
Demographic information: HumVenezuela uses CELADE estimations, since the country’s census projections do not consider the migratory impacts on changes in the size and composition of the Venezuelan population and households. <<Read the full report>>