Timeline Venezuela Situation 2019

iMMAP is providing the necessary information management capacity required to build a multisector picture of the humanitarian impact of the Venezuela situation. See below a timeline the the events that unfolded the humanitarian crisis in the country, and the international response.

  • Venezuelan opposition installs tents throughout the country to distribute humanitarian aid 17, 2019

    février 17, 2019 - 

    Venezuelan opposition installs tents throughout the country to distribute humanitarian aid

  • USAID sends second humanitarian aid shipment to Cúcuta collection center 16, 2019

    février 16, 2019 - 

    USAID sends second humanitarian aid shipment to Cúcuta collection center

  • Nicolás Maduro requests UN aid to purchase medicine for Venezuela 15, 2019

    février 15, 2019 - 

    Nicolás Maduro requests UN aid to purchase medicine for Venezuela

  • Nicolás Maduro reveals that his Minister of Foreign Relations secretly met with a USG representative 15, 2019

    février 15, 2019 - 

    Nicolás Maduro reveals that his Minister of Foreign Relations secretly met with a USG representative

  • Spain announces donation of EUR 2m for humanitarian aid for Venezuela 15, 2019

    février 15, 2019 - 

    Spain announces donation of EUR 2m for humanitarian aid for Venezuela

  • Group of officials declare allegiance to Juan Guaidó 14, 2019

    février 14, 2019 - 

    Group of officials declare allegiance to Juan Guaidó

  • Supreme Tribune of Justice prohibits any PDVSA Directorate members named by Juan Guaidó from leaving Venezuela 14, 2019

    février 14, 2019 - 

    and begins investigations against them

  • Venezuela reinforces its blockade on the Tienditas bridge to avoid entry of humanitarian aid 14, 2019

    février 14, 2019 - 

    Venezuela reinforces its blockade on the Tienditas bridge to avoid entry of humanitarian aid

  • China, Russia and other countries declare their support for Venezuela in the UN 14, 2019

    février 14, 2019 - 

    China, Russia and other countries declare their support for Venezuela in the UN

  • Cuba denounces US military movements in the Caribbean as a threat to Venezuela 14, 2019

    février 14, 2019 - 

    Cuba denounces US military movements in the Caribbean as a threat to Venezuela

  • Holland announces creation of humanitarian aid center for Venezuela in Curacao 14, 2019

    février 14, 2019 - 

    Holland announces creation of humanitarian aid center for Venezuela in Curacao

  • Government of Nicolás Maduro confirms arrival of aid from Cuba and China 13, 2019

    février 13, 2019 - 

    Government of Nicolás Maduro confirms arrival of aid from Cuba and China

  • France donates US$500k to UNHCR 12, 2019

    février 12, 2019 - 

    to aid Venezuelans in Colombia

  • In BBC interview, Nicolás Maduro downplays humanitarian crisis 12, 2019

    février 12, 2019 - 

    And insists that there is an economic war against Venezuela

  • The OAS Permanent Council announces extraordinary sessio 12, 2019

    février 12, 2019 - 

    on 15 February to consider the Venezuela situation

  • The UK Government announces US$8m in humanitarian aid 12, 2019

    février 12, 2019 - 

    The UK Government announces US$8m in humanitarian aid

  • The Armed Forces begin a "civilian military exercise" 12, 2019

    février 12, 2019 - 

    Near the Tienditas bridge and maintain their blockade

  • Chavista and opposition marches held for Youth Day. 12, 2019

    février 12, 2019 - 

    Juan Guaidó downplays rumors of potential civil war and announces that humanitarian aid will enter on 23 February

  • Italy announces it will send EUR 2m in humanitarian aid to Venezuela 12, 2019

    février 12, 2019 - 

    Italy announces it will send EUR 2m in humanitarian aid to Venezuela

  • The Controller General of Venezuela begins a state audit against Juan Guaidó 11, 2019

    février 11, 2019 - 

    For receiving money from international sources without justification

  • Nicolás Maduro delivers medicine and food along the border with Colombia 11, 2019

    février 11, 2019 - 

    Nicolás Maduro delivers medicine and food along the border with Colombia

  • Nicolás Maduro seeks OPEC aid for the economic crisis 11, 2019

    février 11, 2019 - 

    Nicolás Maduro seeks OPEC aid for the economic crisis

  • Juan Gaudó requests OAS support to hold elections 11, 2019

    février 11, 2019 - 

    Juan Gaudó requests OAS support to hold elections

  • The Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Relations meets with the UNSG 11, 2019

    février 11, 2019 - 

    To request humanitarian aid

  • The US proposes in the UN Security Council a resolution project 9, 2019

    février 9, 2019 - 

    To facilitate the entry of humanitarian aid into Venezuela and hold presidential elections

  • The Supreme Tribune of Justice orders the creation of an international military coalition 8, 2019

    février 8, 2019 - 

    To facilitate the entry of humanitarian aid to Venezuela

  • Venezuela denounces that web pages were hacked on several Embassy sites 8, 2019

    février 8, 2019 - 

    Where they had created communiques requesting international support for Juan Guaidó

  • The Contact Group for Venezuela signs a declaration inviting "credible election" 8, 2019

    février 8, 2019 - 

    The Contact Group for Venezuela signs a declaration inviting "credible election" organizations and asking for the entry of humanitarian aid into Venezuela

  • The first 50 tons of US aid arrives in Cúcuta 8, 2019

    février 8, 2019 - 

    The first 50 tons of US aid arrives in Cúcuta

  • The National Assembly expands charges against Nicolás Maduro 7, 2019

    février 7, 2019 - 

    The National Assembly expands charges against Nicolás Maduro due to Human Rights violations.

  • The USG offers amnesty from sanctions 7, 2019

    février 7, 2019 - 

    To military that cease recognition of Nicolás Maduro

  • Government of Nicolás Maduro rejects US sent aid as "an excuse for military intervention" 7, 2019

    février 7, 2019 - 

    The blockade on Tienditas bridge is maintained and JG calls for protests on 12 February to support the entry of aid

  • The ICRC declares that US aid is not humanitarian 7, 2019

    février 7, 2019 - 

    And will therefore not support in distribution efforts.

  • Puerto Rico manages to deliver a shipment of humanitarian aid to Venezuela. 7, 2019

    février 7, 2019 - 

    Puerto Rico manages to deliver a shipment of humanitarian aid to Venezuela.

  • The first humanitarian aid trucks for Venezuela arrive in Colombia sent by the US 6, 2019

    février 6, 2019 - 

    With pre positioning for logistical support by WFP. More than 60 tons of aid anticipated, including medical and food and nutrition aid.

  • Guardia Bolivariana troops block the Tienditas bridge 5, 2019

    février 5, 2019 - 

    where humanitarian aid was to enter Venezuela from Cúcuta.

  • Group in Montevideo 5, 2019

    février 5, 2019 - 

    Mexico, Bolivia, Ecuador, Uruguay, Costa Rica and EU representatives announce intention to participate on 7 February in Contact Group in Montevideo. In this meeting there is a talk with the Montevideo Mechanism, a four stage initiative - immediate dialogue, negotiation, commitments and implementation, to seek a peaceful resolution of the Venezuela crisis. Nicolás Maduro announces his backing for this dialogue space where his government will participate.

  • The EU announces its intention to open a Humanitarian Office in Caracas 5, 2019

    février 5, 2019 - 

    With EUR 5m in additional aid

  • Juan Guaidó calls a humanitarian conference 5, 2019

    février 5, 2019 - 

    in Washington on 14 February in the OAS HQ

  • UNGRD and the Ministry of Foreign Relations in Colombia install a command post in Cúcuta 4, 2019

    février 4, 2019 - 

    to coordinate logistics for receiving and sending humanitarian aid sent by the US

  • Trump assures that a military intervention in Venezuela is an oprtion. 4, 2019

    février 4, 2019 - 

    The Lima Group meets in Ottawa to define next steps in their offensive against the dictatorship. They reject military intervention. Canada announces US$53m for humanitarian aid in Venezuela.

  • 15 European countries recognize Juan Guaidó as interim President. 4, 2019

    février 4, 2019 - 

    15 European countries, including Spain, France, the UK, Germany and Sweden recognize Juan Guaidó as interim President.

  • The UN announces it will not affiliate with any group around the Venezuela crisis 4, 2019

    février 4, 2019 - 

    To not reduce the credibility of its offer to negotiate between the Government and opposition, according to UN SG announcements.

  • Germany recognizes Juan Guaidó as interim President 4, 2019

    février 4, 2019 - 

    And announces EUR 5m for humanitarian aid in Venezuela when the political situation permits.

  • Sweden announces US$7.2 million in humanitarian aid to Venezuela 2, 2019

    février 2, 2019 - 

    Along with aid for Venezuelan migrants in Colombia. Funding to be sent through ICRC, NRC and AAH.

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    Brazil and Colombia announce support for humanitarian aid to Venezuela 2, 2019

    janvier 2, 2019 - 

    Cúcuta designated as one of three warehousing centers for humanitarian aid. The other two were designated in Brazil and in an undesignated Caribbean island.

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    Juan Guaidó requested humanitarian aid from the UN 31, 2019

    janvier 31, 2019 - 

    With which the UN SG responded that he was ready to increase activities in Venezuela, but he needed the consent and cooperation of NM, who had rejected humanitarian aid from overseas.

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    Juan Guaidó presented his "Country Plan" 31, 2019

    janvier 31, 2019 - 

    which contemplates economic measures to resolve the crisis

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    The European Parliament recognized Juan Guaidó as interim President of Venezuela 31, 2019

    janvier 31, 2019 - 

    he European Parliament recognized Juan Guaidó as interim President of Venezuela and announced the creation of a "Contact Group" to seek a peaceful and democratic resolution of the crisis within 90 days.

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    Carlos Vecchio, envoy to the US sent by Juan Guaidó 31, 2019

    janvier 31, 2019 - 

    rejected talks with Nicolás Maduro.