Donations to the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Chambery Venezuelan Refugee Crisis

In recent years Venezuela has faced significant political, economic, and social crisis. These crises have resulted in a shortage of basic and necessary items such as food, medicine, and hygiene products. As a result, an increasing number of people are fleeing the country and settling in surrounding countries, especially in the neighboring state of Roraima, Brazil.

We’re asking on this #GivingTuesday that you consider donating through the US Federation to our sisters in Brazil and their mission to help the Venezuelan refugees. These funds will directly help our sisters to provide shelter for the refugees fleeing violence, starvation, and death in Venezuela. Some funding has been obtained to assist the 8,000 migrants they serve — providing food to avoid malnourishment, transportation to find employment, medication, and basic living necessities such as warm clothing and blankets. While many are now able to stay in shelters or rented rooms, these shelters face extreme overcrowding and unsanitary conditions. According to the last survey done in the region, approximately 1,100 people live on the streets and another 1,200 live in abandoned houses in Boa Vista, the capital of Roraima. Women and children refugees continue to be vulnerable to trafficking situations, especially for the purpose of sexual exploitation and slave labor.

Your donation is greatly appreciated.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In recent years Venezuela has faced significant political, economic, and social crisis. These crises have resulted in a shortage of basic and necessary items such as food, medicine, and hygiene products. As a result, an increasing number of people are fleeing the country and settling in surrounding countries, especially in the neighboring state of Roraima, Brazil.

We’re asking on this #GivingTuesday that you consider donating through the US Federation to our sisters in Brazil and their mission to help the Venezuelan refugees. These funds will directly help our sisters to provide shelter for the refugees fleeing violence, starvation, and death in Venezuela. Some funding has been obtained to assist the 8,000 migrants they serve — providing food to avoid malnourishment, transportation to find employment, medication, and basic living necessities such as warm clothing and blankets. While many are now able to stay in shelters or rented rooms, these shelters face extreme overcrowding and unsanitary conditions. According to the last survey done in the region, approximately 1,100 people live on the streets and another 1,200 live in abandoned houses in Boa Vista, the capital of Roraima. Women and children refugees continue to be vulnerable to trafficking situations, especially for the purpose of sexual exploitation and slave labor.

Your donation is greatly appreciated.