Migration Pulse: Venezuelan Migrants in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru

The political and economic crisis in Venezuela is resulting in an unprecedented number of people leaving the country. With the number of migrants and refugees predicted only to rise in 2020, understanding the drivers of migration, as well as sentiments in host communities, is more important than ever to ensure peace, stability, and the rights of all citizens.

As part of the World Food Programme’s Migration Pulse initiative, RIWI is the web survey provider enabling access to some of the world’s most vulnerable populations, migrants and refugees, in a safe and secure manner using RIWI’s unique and innovative methodology. The most recent data collected as part of this initiative is in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, gathering information about the livelihoods and opinions of Venezuelan migrants and host communities, on topics related to food security, social cohesion, and future intentions. A total of 1,172 Venezuelan migrants participated in this round of surveying, in addition to 21,331 residents across all three countries.

This is the second round of data collection administered in these specific countries, continuing the intention to replicate the surveys on a continuous basis to monitor and track key indicators about the situation on the ground. The first wave in Latin America occurred in early 2019, with this wave taking place in early 2020. RIWI has worked with WFP to collect data for the Migration Pulse in nearly a dozen countries, including Libya and Nigeria.

Check out the report linked below to see key findings of interest and significance, and to learn more about the Migration Pulse in Latin America.