In South America, the current political and economic situation in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (hereinafter, Venezuela) has caused an unprecedented influx of migrants and refugees in the entire Latin American and Caribbean region. In December 2021, more than 6 million Venezuelans were outside their country of origin, being the second largest displacement in the world. For this reason, IOM, at the request of the Secretary General, created in 2019 the Office of the Special Envoy for the Regional Response to the Venezuela Situation (OSE). The office, located in Panama City, Panama, oversees coordination and operational programming for 17 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean which operate under the framework of the Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RMRP) while serving as co-lead with UNHCR of the Interagency Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela (R4V).

Access to the website of the Office of the Special Envoy for the Regional Response to the Venezuela Situation here.