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PHASE 8 HOPE FOR VENEZUELAN REFUGEES
Soup Meal Program Periods 4-6
Prepared by
Cristal Montañéz Baylor, International Coordinator Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Project
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Periods 4-6 Project Duration
December 2023 – March 2024
Periods 4-6 Actual Soup Meal Distribution & Utilization
December 10, 2023 – March 16, 2024
Challenge To provide access to food as a fundamental human right to Venezuelan
refugees in-transit and migrants in Colombia
Project Title Phase 8 Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Soup Meal Program
Slogan Alleviating hunger – Building peace
Brief Project Description Phase 8 of the Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Soup Meal Program is
an emergency humanitarian effort created to respond to food insecurity
and alleviate hunger affecting thousands of Venezuelan migrants and
refugees in-transit “caminantes” on the Cúcuta-Pamplona humanitarian
route fleeing from the Venezuelan complex humanitarian crisis.
The Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights establishes
access to food as a fundamental human right.
Country Colombia
Location Pamplona
Number of Refugees & Migrants
Affected in the Targeted Area
Colombia continues to be the host country of the largest number of
refugees and migrants from Venezuela, hosting an estimated 2.9 million
refugees and migrants and 980,000 Colombian binational returnees
according to the R4V (Inter-Agency Coordination Platform for Refugees
and Migrants from Venezuela) Latin American and the Caribbean and the
region.
Target Population Venezuelan migrants and refugees in-transit “caminantes” and migrants
Donors - Midland Energy
- Houston Karachi Sister City Association
- Alliance for Disaster Relief
- Individual Donors
Partners - United4Change Center
- Albergue Vanessa
- International Service Committee Rotary District 4380
PHASE 8 HOPE FOR VENEZUELAN REFUGEES SOUP PROGRAM
REPORT (PERIODS1-3)
Executive Summary
A. Propose Performance Period Start and End Date
B. Executive Summary
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Food Vendor Partner -DistriPamplona
Food Distribution Center & Shelter - R-1 Albergue Vanessa
Project Objective 1 Objective 1 - Procure and distribute locally produced food commodities to
Albergue Vanessa in Pamplona.
Objective 1 Results Total Amount of Food Commodities Purchased & Distributed:
9,056.38 lb (4,116.54 kg/4.54 ton) of local food commodities procured
and delivered to Albergue Vanessa. The project helped stimulate the local
economy.
Project Objective 2 Objective 2 - Prepare and distribute Soup Meals to Venezuelan refugees,
migrants, and walkers “caminantes” in Pamplona.
Each Soup Meal consists of:
- A nutritious bowl of chicken & vegetable soup
- An arepa (Venezuelan traditional cornbread)
- A cup of hot panela drink (unrefined whole cane sugar)
Objective 2 Actual Results 11,540 soup meals (dinner and breakfast) distributed among 4,606
refugees in-transit, migrants and volunteers.
Each soup meal cost an average of US $0.48 when considering food
products expenses only; and
US $0.67 when considering the project expenses.
USA Points of Contact Cristal Montañéz Baylor
Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Project International Coordinator
Ambassador International Service Committee Rotary D-4380
Honorary Member Rotary Club of Cúcuta D-4271
cristalmontanezvenezuela@gmail.com
+1 (713) 483-4990
Ximena Murillo
United 4 Change Center (U4C) President & CEO
xmurillo@united4changecenter.org
+1 (832) 968-4349
United4Change Center is a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) code EIN 35-2385293
Colombia Point of Contact
Project Staff
Henry Sandoval
Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Project Country Manager
henryalbertosandoval@gmail.com
+57 (321) 202-5129
Social Media - Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Hope-For-Venezuelan-
Refugees-Project-113163323407295
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hopeforvenezuelanrefugees/
- Blog: https://hopeforvenezuelanrefugees.blogspot.com
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Brief Venezuelan Humanitarian Crisis Background
The deep economic and political crisis in Venezuela has forced 7.7 million Venezuelans to emigrate under precarious
and risky conditions escaping the ongoing complex humanitarian emergency, scarcity, extreme poverty, and growing
food insecurity and hunger affecting the population. Challenges include the high costs of food and medicine, lack of
essential services, health system collapse, limited job opportunities, rising crime, and corruption.
According to the HumVenezuela1
platform, almost 19
million2
Venezuelans have
humanitarian needs. This
represents 65% of the population.
According to the Center for
Documentation and Social
Analysis of the Venezuelan
Federation of Teachers3
(Cendas-
FVM), the basic food basket in
April 2023 was $U526 when the
minimum wage barely exceeds $5.
In other words, approximately 100
minimum wages are needed to
cover basic expenses. Adding an
inflation rate of 86.7%4
in the first
four months of 2023 makes the
economic situation very difficult
for those living in Venezuela and
for those who must send more and
more remittances to support their
relatives from abroad.
"Hunger doesn't know fear; when hunger arrives, fear disappears," said teacher Nancy Hernandez, 60, during a
march in Barquisimeto, referring to possible clashes with the police.5
1
https://humvenezuela.com/
2
https://humvenezuela.com/alertan-que-casi-19-millones-de-venezolanos-siguen-teniendo-necesidades-es-urgente-avanzar-en-
acuerdo-via-mundour/
3
https://eldiario.com/2023/05/22/canasta-basica-alimentos-venezuela-abril/
4
https://efectococuyo.com/economia/venezuela-acumula-una-inflacion-del-867-dice-el-bcv/
5 https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/venezuela-public-sector-workers-march-better-salaries-2023-01-23/
C. Venezuelan Crisis Overview
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Venezuelan Exodus
The Venezuelan exodus represents the biggest refugee crisis in the history of Latin America, the Western
Hemisphere, and the Caribbean; and the largest forced migration crisis caused by dictatorship and corruption.
According to the R4V (Inter-
Agency Coordination Platform for
Refugees and Migrants from
Venezuela),6
the figures in the chart
represent the sum of
Venezuelan refugees, migrants , and
asylum-seekers reported by host
governments. They do not
necessarily imply individual
identification, nor registration of
each individual, and may include a
degree of estimation, as per each
government’s statistical data
processing methodology. As
numerous government sources do not account for Venezuelans without a regular status, the total number of
Venezuelans is likely to be higher.
The migration flow of Venezuelans to Colombia is unprecedented in the region represents too great a challenge
as neither Colombia nor the region's countries are prepared to take on the immense migratory flow. Income
losses during the pandemic have increased food insecurity, access to essential services, and the needs of the
refugee population living in Colombia.
The government of Colombia and its international cooperation partners have a great responsibility to continue to
implement effective policies and programs in response to the growing challenges that this crisis is causing in the
labor market, food supply, housing, health care, public services, infrastructure, and education. Other countries
must share part of his burden since the destabilizing effects of the Venezuelan affect other Latin American
nations.
Who are the Venezuelan Walkers “Caminantes”?
The walkers, “caminantes,” as they are known, are women, men, and children, refugees in-transit and migrants
traveling on foot to escape from the violence, lack of food, medicine, essential services, poverty, and misery
brought by Nicolas Maduro's regime. Most of them are hungry and very poor and in desperate need of assistance.
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https://www.r4v.info/en/document/r4v-latin-america-and-caribbean-venezuelan-refugees-and-migrants-region-nov-2023
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Victimization and exploitation are rampant in the border regions. Paramilitary groups are actively recruiting
Venezuelan youth and young adults. At the same time, armed groups force undocumented immigrants to work
in coca fields and illegal mining, while many Venezuelan women and children are into sex work.
Every day, hundreds of Venezuelan
walkers, “caminantes,” cross the
Venezuelan-Colombian border and are
exposed to risky conditions. After
traveling for several days, the
“caminantes” arrive at Albergue
Vanessa, a volunteer civic society-led
shelter in Pamplona. There, they
receive a warm soup meal for dinner
and breakfast before continuing their
journey to another city or a
neighboring country.
Some caminantes walk approximately
556 kilometers from the border city of Cúcuta to Bogotá. Many suffer from hypothermia and dehydration as
they walk from city to city and other neighboring countries through regions that oscillate between the unbearable
heat and the low temperatures of the Andean Region of the Páramo of Berlin located at 3,146 ft above sea level
while traveling dangerous roads. Activating a humanitarian transportation program will reduce this danger and
alleviate the exhaustion and despair suffered by refugees and migrants during their very long and challenging
walks to their destinations.
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The Important Role of the Civic Society
For the last five years, the volunteers operating the civic society food distribution centers and shelters have
provided basic services and hundreds of thousands of meals to refugees and migrants. Their work has contributed
to saving lives and dignifying the passage of walkers along the humanitarian route by offering hot food and
providing information and accompaniment to this vulnerable population 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It
would not be easy to imagine what would have happened in some regions without the volunteers ' response and
attention.
Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizes access to food as a fundamental human right.
Our team is continuing to address the urgent humanitarian food crisis affecting Venezuelan refugees, migrants,
and walkers, “caminantes” at the Venezuelan-Colombian border. Thanks to generous support from Midland
Energy, the Houston Karachi Sister City Association, the Alliance for Disaster Relief, and individuals, in
collaboration with United4Change and the International Service Committee of Rotary District 4380, we've
expanded Phase 8 of the Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Soup Meal Program to cover the period from December
2023 to March 2024.
D. Phase 8 Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Soup Program Periods 4-6
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Phase 8 Project Objective 1
Ensure timely procurement and distribution of locally produced ingredients to Albergue Vanessa for the
preparation of the soup meals.
Results Objective 1
Our team procured and distributed 9,056.38 lb (4,116.54 kg) of essential locally produced food supplies to
Albergue Vanessa, making a positive impact on the local economy. Volunteers used these supplies to prepare
chicken soup with vegetables, arepas, and a warm cup of unrefined whole cane sugar. We made thirteen weekly
food deliveries from December 2023 to March 2024.
List of the total amount of locally produced food products procured and delivered during the duration periods
4-6 of Phase 8 of the project:
E. Phase 8 Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Project Objectives
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Phase 8 Project Objective 2
To prepare and distribute soup meals for dinner and breakfast to Venezuelan refugees in-transit “caminantes,”
migrants, and volunteers in Albergue Vanessa.
Each soup meal consists of:
- A nutritious bowl of chicken & vegetable soup
- An arepa (Venezuelan traditional cornbread)
- A cup of warm panela drink (unrefined whole cane sugar)
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Results Objective 2
Dedicated volunteers tirelessly prepared and distributed 11,540 nourishing soup meals to Venezuelan refugees
in-transit "caminantes,” volunteers and their children.
Phase 8 Partnerships and Support Networks
The Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Project Soup Meal program is led by a volunteer and International
Coordinator, Cristal Montañéz Baylor. The project has one staff member, Country Project Manager Henry
Sandoval, who works hand in hand with Albergue Vanessa’s Coordinator Vanessa Pelaez and a network of
volunteers to successfully:
- Execute, monitor, and manage all project-related activities in alignment with the proposed objectives.
- Coordinate the weekly food commodities procurement, distribution, transportation, and delivery.
- Work with the coordinators and volunteers of Albergue Vanessa and oversee the preparation, cooking,
and distribution of meals to the refugees in-transit and migrants.
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- Encourage the volunteers to register the beneficiaries in the Meal Distribution Registration Forms and
keep track of the number of daily soup meals distributed.
- Collect and process the data containing the number of meals distributed by gender and age.
- Request evidence and pictures of all food distribution activities.
- Develop relationships and coordinate efforts with local and international organizations in the region to
prevent duplication of efforts and donations.
Meal Distribution Registration Form
Volunteers collected the following data to help keep track of the number of meals distributed per family unit,
gender, and age categories in each food distribution center/shelter:
- Date
- ID # of the head of the family
- Name & last name
- No. of boys 1-18 per family
- No. of girls 1-18 per family
- No. men 19-50 per family
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- No. women 19-50 per family
- No. men +50 per family
- No. women +50 per family
The project manager processes the registration forms weekly and logs the data into the designated Smartsheet
program to calculate the number of refugees in transit “caminantes,” volunteers, and their children who benefitted
from our program.
RHP-1 Albergue Vanessa Soup Meal Distribution Summary
The table below summarizes the number of soup meals distributed to Venezuelan refugees in-transit
“caminantes,” migrants, and volunteers according to the data collected and documented in the registration forms
during the project implementation based on 2 meals per day (dinner & breakfast) 7 days per week. The data is
based on 13 food purchase orders and distributions made on the dates detailed in the table below.
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Soup Meals Distribution & Registration by Gender & Age
The chart below displays the percentage of registered children, women, and men who received dinner upon
arrival at Albergue Vanessa and breakfast before their early morning departure. The data collected covers the
age ranges and genders of boys 1-18, girls 1- 18, men 19-50, women 19-50, men 50+, and women 50+.
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RHP-1 Albergue Vanessa Summary
Phase 8 Periods 4-6 Hope For Venezuelan
Refugees Soup Meal Program Distribution
Dec 10, 2023 – March 16, 2024
Soup Meal Distribution Days: 98
Soup Meal Distribution Frequency: 2 meals per day (dinner & breakfast)
7 days/week
No of Refugees In-transit Benefitted: 4,594
No of Volunteers and Children Benefitted: 12 (8 volunteers and 4 children)
Total No Beneficiaries: 4,606
No of Soup Meals Dinner & Breakfast
Distributed to Refugees:
9,188
No of Soup Meals Dinners & Breakfast
Distributed to Volunteers:
2,352
Total No of Soup Meals Distributed: 11,540
Partner Organization: Albergue Vanessa
Coordinator: Vanessa Yurley Pelaez
Location: Carrera 3 #5-39 Barrio Las Américas, Pamplona
Food Donors: Hope for Venezuelan Refugees Project
Albergue Vanessa: This shelter benefitted from the weekly donation
of food commodities. Vanessa, the shelter
coordinator, and her volunteers cooked and
distributed dinner and breakfast soup meals to
refugees in-transit “caminantes.”
Type of Migrant Population Served: Venezuelan refugees in-transit walkers
“caminantes,” migrants, and volunteers.
Link to Photo Album: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjBcm8B
Link to YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il0wv2WPmdo
Disclaimer: All pictures & videos were taken by the volunteers
F. Albergue Vanessa Meal Distribution Summary
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Our team provided the necessary ingredients to volunteers who cooked a traditional Venezuelan Christmas dish
called "hallacas" and shared it with Venezuelan refugees to celebrate the special occasion. When the refugees
tasted the hallacas, they were pleasantly surprised. Many of them mentioned it had been a few years since they
last had them due to the high cost of ingredients. It was a joyous occasion as volunteers and refugees in-transit
celebrated the holiday together.
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G. Conclusion & Results
Our team successfully completed Phase 8 of the Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Soup Meal Program, following
the plan for Periods 4-6. Learning from Phases 1-7, we managed weekly food procurement, transportation, and
distribution. Our Project Manager visited Albergue Vanessa weekly, monitored the food inventory, processed the
meal distribution registration forms, and analyzed data by gender and age.
We extend our thanks to Midland Energy, Houston Karachi Sister City Association, the Alliance for Disaster
Relief, individual donors, the International Service Committee Rotary District 4380, Albergue Vanessa
volunteers, and our partner United4Change Center. With their support, Phase 8 provided 9,056.38 lb (4,116.54
kg) of food and distributed 11,540 soup meals to 4,606 Venezuelan refugees, migrants, and volunteers,
ensuring access to the fundamental human right to food.
The Hope for Venezuelan Refugees Project actively contributes to several areas, addressing food insecurity and
hunger while giving hope and building peace. Additionally, the project invests in locally produced food to boost
the local economy and benefit the community at large, promoting a more peaceful environment and a positive
impact.
The project makes a significant contribution to combating diseases by providing hot meals that help to improve
the health and nutrition of its beneficiaries. Given the significant number of Venezuelan refugees and migrants
who are women, girls, and boys, the initiative focuses mainly on mothers and children.
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Volunteers and coordinators dedicated more than 7,280 hours of tireless work during periods 4-6 of this phase
of the project, demonstrating admirable commitment, dedication, resilience, humility, and love for the most
vulnerable. Their contribution is invaluable and makes a difference in the lives of those who need it most."
The Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Project was founded to address the critical issue of food insecurity and
hunger affecting Venezuelan migrants and refugees in-transit "caminantes" fleeing the complex humanitarian,
economic, and political crisis in Venezuela. The project was launched in 2018 in conjunction with the Rotary e-
Club of Houston and the Rotary Club of Cúcuta, with contributions and support from Rise Against Hunger (RAH),
other Rotary Clubs, individuals, and organizations. Since 2021, the Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Project Soup
Meal Program has operated in partnership with the United4Change Center (U4C).
To date, thanks to generous donors and supporters, the Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Project team has procured
more than 371,000 lbs (166,711 kgs) of food. Volunteers at the selected food distribution centers and shelters
have prepared and distributed over 971,376 hot meals and bowls of chicken soup, providing nourishment and
hope to hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan refugees.
The success of the project is mainly attributed to the active participation of donors and supporters. Their
involvement highlights the positive impact of collaborative efforts in addressing the complex Venezuelan
humanitarian crisis. The project's unwavering dedication to providing hot meals consistently underscores its
commitment to meeting the immediate needs of the vulnerable refugee population.
H. Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Project Background
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Project Completion Reports Phases 1-7
Summary Phases 1 & 2 Hope For Venezuelan Refugees
https://hopeforvenezuelanrefugees.blogspot.com/2020/05/brochure-hope-for-venezuela-refugees.html
Phase 2 Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Completion Report
https://hopeforvenezuelanrefugees.blogspot.com/2020/04/hope-for-venezuelan-refugees-phase-2.html
Phase 3 Hope For Venezuelan Refugees COVID-19 Efforts Completion Report
https://hopeforvenezuelanrefugees.blogspot.com/2020/11/phase-3-hope-for-venezuelan-refugees.html
Phase 4 Hope For Venezuelan Refugees COVID-19 Response Completion Report
https://hopeforvenezuelanrefugees.blogspot.com/2021/04/phase-4-hope-for-venezuelan-refugees.html
Phase 5 Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Soup Meal Program
https://hopeforvenezuelanrefugees.blogspot.com/2021/12/phase-5-hope-for-venezuelan-refugees.html
Phase 6 Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Soup Meal Program
https://hopeforvenezuelanrefugees.blogspot.com/2022/10/phase-6-hope-for-venezuelan-refugees.html
Phase 7 Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Soup Meal Program
https://hopeforvenezuelanrefugees.blogspot.com/2022/10/phase-7-hope-for-venezuelan-refugees.html
Phase 8 Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Soup Meal Program Periods 1-3
https://hopeforvenezuelanrefugees.blogspot.com/2024/04/phase-8-hope-for-venezuelan-refugees.html
News Articles & Interviews
EV El Venezolano 2/28/23
Cristal Montañéz Baylor Venezolana que lucha por los refugiados y migrantes
https://elvenezolano.com.pa/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/EV-INTER-PANAMA-EDIC-56.pdf
The World Affairs Council of Greater Houston 9/10/21
Hope for Venezuelan Refugees Project’s Cristal Montañéz Baylor webinar with Sandija Bayot, Chief
Development at WAC
https://youtu.be/_BT6m506FXA
Venezuela 360 Voz de América
Venezuela 360 de la Voz de América 10/8/21
Arnaldo Rojas entrevista a Cristal Montañéz Baylor sobre el Proyecto Hope For Venezuelan Refugees
https://www.vozdeamerica.com/a/6262557.html Min 12:08
H. Reports
I. Publications
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https://youtu.be/XoXWhzJcxsg
Women Leader's at the UN Event 6/6/21
The Front Line of Change: Women Leaders and the United Nations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVOPXfd9zXM
https://teachun.org/conference/2021-un/save-the-date-december-7th-2021for-our-next-webinar/webinar-meet-
the-women-on-the-frontline-of-change/
Rise Against Hunger 6/21/21
On World Refugee Day, Hope Starts with a Meal
https://www.riseagainsthunger.org/worldrefugeeday-2021/
Rotary Voices 6/22/21
Venezuelan refugees find help, meals
https://blog.rotary.org/2021/06/22/venezuelan-refugees-find-help-meals/#more-12061
Organization of American States OAS - Washington Global Rotary Refugee Report 2020
Providing Relief and Creating Opportunities for Refugees June 2020
https://www.slideshare.net/CristalMontanez/oea-washington-global-rotary-refugee-report-2020-providing-
relief- and-creating-opportunities-for-refugees-june-2020
OAS & Rotary 2020 Jun 23 Migrants and Refugees in the Americas in the context of the COVID 19 Pandemic
https://youtu.be/cHVnWfWJP9o
Diario Las Américas 6/22/21
Aliviando el hambre de refugiados y migrantes venezolanos
https://www.diariolasamericas.com/america-latina/aliviando-el-hambre-refugiados-y-migrantes-venezolanos-
n4225798
Voz of América VOA 3/6/21
Cristal Montañéz: de Miss Venezuela a defensora de los DD.HH.
https://www.vozdeamerica.com/dia-internacional-de-la-mujer-2021/cristal-montanez-de-miss-venezuela-
defensora-de-ddhh
Proyecto Migración Venezuela Edición 16 de Semana pages 16-17 8/2020
La Miss Venezuela que ayuda a los caminantes de Berlín
https://s3.amazonaws.com/semanaruralvzla/documentos/1599841440.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1xVSL2eMRAPxjPAB
ej5aQ6aZKdWElOTYiVuGTL_clmFjsJU3ccqvromNQ
Boletín RotaLatino 12/2023 pages 10, 11 & 12
https://hopeforvenezuelanrefugees.blogspot.com/2024/01/hope-for-venezuelan-refugees-article.html
https://issuu.com/rotalatinoboletin1/docs/bol_rl_2023_nr6_dec
Un transporte humanitario para los caminantes venezolanos
https://migravenezuela.com/web/articulo/un-transporte-humanitario-para-los-caminantes-venezolanos/2235
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I
mágenes Magazine La Opinión Newspaper on Sunday, 7/4/21 “Aliviando el hambre de la población migrantes
y construyendo la paz"
https://www.pressreader.com/colombia/la-opinion-imagenes/20210704/281522229074830
Revista Multijurídica al Día Tribuna Digital 8/2021
Una Reina al Servicio de la Labor Humanitaria - 12va edición
https://www.slideshare.net/CristalMontanez/revista-multijurdica-al-da-tribuna-digital-una-reina-al-servicio-de-
la-labor-humanitaria-12va-edicion
Red Humanitaria en Frontera 8/2/21
Mujeres líderes en su día Belleza y filantropía se conjugan en la vida de Cristal Montañez Baylor, la reina de
los caminantes venezolanos
http://fronteraysociedad.org/belleza-y-filantropia-se-conjugan-en-la-vida-de-cristal-montanez-baylor-la-reina-
de-los-caminantes-venezolanos/
Houston Chronicle - Houston philanthropist hopes to make headway in crisis-stricken homeland of Venezuela
3/25/2019
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Houston-philanthropist-hopes-to-make-
headway-in-13712468.php?cmpid=gsa-chron-result#photo-17118120
International Focus iF Magazine 3/2020
My humanitarian work in Pakistan prepared me to help Venezuelan refugees in Colombia
March 2020 Digital Edition
https://joom.ag/WsbC/p32
Venezuela 360 11/22/2019
“La ruta de la infamia” de los migrantes venezolanos
Venezuela 360 acompañó a algunos migrantes venezolanos que emprenden caminatas de días huyendo de la
crisis en su país.Cientos de mujeres, niños y hombres se ven obligados a caminar sobre el borde de una
carretera inclinada y angosta, en medio de extremas condiciones climáticas. El documental presenta el trabajo
de dos de los albergues que apoyamos, Albergue Marta Duque y Albergue Douglas.
La Opinión Cúcuta 10/21/19
Así funciona la red humanitaria que atiende a caminantes venezolanos
https://www.laopinion.com.co/region/asi-funciona-la-red-humanitaria-que-atiende-caminantes-venezolanos-
185753
Venezuela 360 | EE.UU.: Migrantes venezolanos aumentan a 5 millones de personas (min 3:30)
https://youtu.be/VVn4xJPeebA
https://youtu.be/VVn4xJPeebA?si=yQVME_pMAcq6H_NE&t=217
La Opinión - Rotarios aportan ayuda a migrantes
https://www.laopinion.com.co/frontera/rotarios-aportan-ayuda-migrantes-173716#OP
La Opinión - Desde Tienditas claman que se permita ayuda para Venezuela 2/2019
https://www.laopinion.com.co/frontera/desde-tienditas-claman-que-se-permita-ayuda-para-venezuela
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Diócesis de Cúcuta - Club Rotario de Houston entrega 20 toneladas de alimento fortificado RAH 1/2019
http://diocesisdecucuta.com/diocesis2/club-rotario-de-houston-entrega-20-toneladas-de-alimento-fortificado-
rah/
Rotary Magazine Page 31
Exodus: Colombia: Offering hope to the walkers
https://www.rotary.org/en/exodus-venezuela
Aleteia Historias Que Inspiran 6/22/19
De Miss Venezuela a símbolo de la lucha por los inmigrantes
https://es.aleteia.org/2019/06/22/de-miss-venezuela-a-simbolo-de-la-lucha-por-los-inmigrantes/
Rotary E-Club De Houston Dona 20 Toneladas De Alimentos Para Ayudar a Los Refugiados Venezolanos En
Cúcuta y Pamplona
http://www.lalinternaazul.info/2019/02/23/rotary-e-club-de-houston-dona-20-toneladas-de-alimentos-para-
ayudar-a-los-refugiados-venezolanos-en-cucuta-y-pamplona/
The Lawson Constitution 3/10/2019
Houston club donates food to Venezuelan refugees
https://www.swoknews.com/houston-club-donates-food-to-venezuelan-refugees/article_56f47cfd-6afb-5b75-
81b7-77f835358c65.html
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For more information contact:
Cristal Montañéz Baylor
Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Project International Coordinador
Ambassador Coalición por Venezuela
Honorary Ambassador International Service Committee Rotary D-4380
Honorary Member Rotary Club of Cúcuta D-4271
cristalmontanezvenezuela@gmail.com

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1- Phase 8 Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Soup Program-Periods 4-6.pdf

  • 1. PHASE 8 HOPE FOR VENEZUELAN REFUGEES Soup Meal Program Periods 4-6 Prepared by Cristal Montañéz Baylor, International Coordinator Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Project
  • 2. 3 Periods 4-6 Project Duration December 2023 – March 2024 Periods 4-6 Actual Soup Meal Distribution & Utilization December 10, 2023 – March 16, 2024 Challenge To provide access to food as a fundamental human right to Venezuelan refugees in-transit and migrants in Colombia Project Title Phase 8 Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Soup Meal Program Slogan Alleviating hunger – Building peace Brief Project Description Phase 8 of the Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Soup Meal Program is an emergency humanitarian effort created to respond to food insecurity and alleviate hunger affecting thousands of Venezuelan migrants and refugees in-transit “caminantes” on the Cúcuta-Pamplona humanitarian route fleeing from the Venezuelan complex humanitarian crisis. The Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights establishes access to food as a fundamental human right. Country Colombia Location Pamplona Number of Refugees & Migrants Affected in the Targeted Area Colombia continues to be the host country of the largest number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela, hosting an estimated 2.9 million refugees and migrants and 980,000 Colombian binational returnees according to the R4V (Inter-Agency Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela) Latin American and the Caribbean and the region. Target Population Venezuelan migrants and refugees in-transit “caminantes” and migrants Donors - Midland Energy - Houston Karachi Sister City Association - Alliance for Disaster Relief - Individual Donors Partners - United4Change Center - Albergue Vanessa - International Service Committee Rotary District 4380 PHASE 8 HOPE FOR VENEZUELAN REFUGEES SOUP PROGRAM REPORT (PERIODS1-3) Executive Summary A. Propose Performance Period Start and End Date B. Executive Summary
  • 3. 4 Food Vendor Partner -DistriPamplona Food Distribution Center & Shelter - R-1 Albergue Vanessa Project Objective 1 Objective 1 - Procure and distribute locally produced food commodities to Albergue Vanessa in Pamplona. Objective 1 Results Total Amount of Food Commodities Purchased & Distributed: 9,056.38 lb (4,116.54 kg/4.54 ton) of local food commodities procured and delivered to Albergue Vanessa. The project helped stimulate the local economy. Project Objective 2 Objective 2 - Prepare and distribute Soup Meals to Venezuelan refugees, migrants, and walkers “caminantes” in Pamplona. Each Soup Meal consists of: - A nutritious bowl of chicken & vegetable soup - An arepa (Venezuelan traditional cornbread) - A cup of hot panela drink (unrefined whole cane sugar) Objective 2 Actual Results 11,540 soup meals (dinner and breakfast) distributed among 4,606 refugees in-transit, migrants and volunteers. Each soup meal cost an average of US $0.48 when considering food products expenses only; and US $0.67 when considering the project expenses. USA Points of Contact Cristal Montañéz Baylor Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Project International Coordinator Ambassador International Service Committee Rotary D-4380 Honorary Member Rotary Club of Cúcuta D-4271 cristalmontanezvenezuela@gmail.com +1 (713) 483-4990 Ximena Murillo United 4 Change Center (U4C) President & CEO xmurillo@united4changecenter.org +1 (832) 968-4349 United4Change Center is a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) code EIN 35-2385293 Colombia Point of Contact Project Staff Henry Sandoval Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Project Country Manager henryalbertosandoval@gmail.com +57 (321) 202-5129 Social Media - Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Hope-For-Venezuelan- Refugees-Project-113163323407295 - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hopeforvenezuelanrefugees/ - Blog: https://hopeforvenezuelanrefugees.blogspot.com
  • 4. 5 Brief Venezuelan Humanitarian Crisis Background The deep economic and political crisis in Venezuela has forced 7.7 million Venezuelans to emigrate under precarious and risky conditions escaping the ongoing complex humanitarian emergency, scarcity, extreme poverty, and growing food insecurity and hunger affecting the population. Challenges include the high costs of food and medicine, lack of essential services, health system collapse, limited job opportunities, rising crime, and corruption. According to the HumVenezuela1 platform, almost 19 million2 Venezuelans have humanitarian needs. This represents 65% of the population. According to the Center for Documentation and Social Analysis of the Venezuelan Federation of Teachers3 (Cendas- FVM), the basic food basket in April 2023 was $U526 when the minimum wage barely exceeds $5. In other words, approximately 100 minimum wages are needed to cover basic expenses. Adding an inflation rate of 86.7%4 in the first four months of 2023 makes the economic situation very difficult for those living in Venezuela and for those who must send more and more remittances to support their relatives from abroad. "Hunger doesn't know fear; when hunger arrives, fear disappears," said teacher Nancy Hernandez, 60, during a march in Barquisimeto, referring to possible clashes with the police.5 1 https://humvenezuela.com/ 2 https://humvenezuela.com/alertan-que-casi-19-millones-de-venezolanos-siguen-teniendo-necesidades-es-urgente-avanzar-en- acuerdo-via-mundour/ 3 https://eldiario.com/2023/05/22/canasta-basica-alimentos-venezuela-abril/ 4 https://efectococuyo.com/economia/venezuela-acumula-una-inflacion-del-867-dice-el-bcv/ 5 https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/venezuela-public-sector-workers-march-better-salaries-2023-01-23/ C. Venezuelan Crisis Overview
  • 5. 6 Venezuelan Exodus The Venezuelan exodus represents the biggest refugee crisis in the history of Latin America, the Western Hemisphere, and the Caribbean; and the largest forced migration crisis caused by dictatorship and corruption. According to the R4V (Inter- Agency Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela),6 the figures in the chart represent the sum of Venezuelan refugees, migrants , and asylum-seekers reported by host governments. They do not necessarily imply individual identification, nor registration of each individual, and may include a degree of estimation, as per each government’s statistical data processing methodology. As numerous government sources do not account for Venezuelans without a regular status, the total number of Venezuelans is likely to be higher. The migration flow of Venezuelans to Colombia is unprecedented in the region represents too great a challenge as neither Colombia nor the region's countries are prepared to take on the immense migratory flow. Income losses during the pandemic have increased food insecurity, access to essential services, and the needs of the refugee population living in Colombia. The government of Colombia and its international cooperation partners have a great responsibility to continue to implement effective policies and programs in response to the growing challenges that this crisis is causing in the labor market, food supply, housing, health care, public services, infrastructure, and education. Other countries must share part of his burden since the destabilizing effects of the Venezuelan affect other Latin American nations. Who are the Venezuelan Walkers “Caminantes”? The walkers, “caminantes,” as they are known, are women, men, and children, refugees in-transit and migrants traveling on foot to escape from the violence, lack of food, medicine, essential services, poverty, and misery brought by Nicolas Maduro's regime. Most of them are hungry and very poor and in desperate need of assistance. 6 https://www.r4v.info/en/document/r4v-latin-america-and-caribbean-venezuelan-refugees-and-migrants-region-nov-2023
  • 6. 7 Victimization and exploitation are rampant in the border regions. Paramilitary groups are actively recruiting Venezuelan youth and young adults. At the same time, armed groups force undocumented immigrants to work in coca fields and illegal mining, while many Venezuelan women and children are into sex work. Every day, hundreds of Venezuelan walkers, “caminantes,” cross the Venezuelan-Colombian border and are exposed to risky conditions. After traveling for several days, the “caminantes” arrive at Albergue Vanessa, a volunteer civic society-led shelter in Pamplona. There, they receive a warm soup meal for dinner and breakfast before continuing their journey to another city or a neighboring country. Some caminantes walk approximately 556 kilometers from the border city of Cúcuta to Bogotá. Many suffer from hypothermia and dehydration as they walk from city to city and other neighboring countries through regions that oscillate between the unbearable heat and the low temperatures of the Andean Region of the Páramo of Berlin located at 3,146 ft above sea level while traveling dangerous roads. Activating a humanitarian transportation program will reduce this danger and alleviate the exhaustion and despair suffered by refugees and migrants during their very long and challenging walks to their destinations.
  • 7. 8 The Important Role of the Civic Society For the last five years, the volunteers operating the civic society food distribution centers and shelters have provided basic services and hundreds of thousands of meals to refugees and migrants. Their work has contributed to saving lives and dignifying the passage of walkers along the humanitarian route by offering hot food and providing information and accompaniment to this vulnerable population 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It would not be easy to imagine what would have happened in some regions without the volunteers ' response and attention. Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizes access to food as a fundamental human right. Our team is continuing to address the urgent humanitarian food crisis affecting Venezuelan refugees, migrants, and walkers, “caminantes” at the Venezuelan-Colombian border. Thanks to generous support from Midland Energy, the Houston Karachi Sister City Association, the Alliance for Disaster Relief, and individuals, in collaboration with United4Change and the International Service Committee of Rotary District 4380, we've expanded Phase 8 of the Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Soup Meal Program to cover the period from December 2023 to March 2024. D. Phase 8 Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Soup Program Periods 4-6
  • 8. 9 Phase 8 Project Objective 1 Ensure timely procurement and distribution of locally produced ingredients to Albergue Vanessa for the preparation of the soup meals. Results Objective 1 Our team procured and distributed 9,056.38 lb (4,116.54 kg) of essential locally produced food supplies to Albergue Vanessa, making a positive impact on the local economy. Volunteers used these supplies to prepare chicken soup with vegetables, arepas, and a warm cup of unrefined whole cane sugar. We made thirteen weekly food deliveries from December 2023 to March 2024. List of the total amount of locally produced food products procured and delivered during the duration periods 4-6 of Phase 8 of the project: E. Phase 8 Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Project Objectives
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  • 11. 12 Phase 8 Project Objective 2 To prepare and distribute soup meals for dinner and breakfast to Venezuelan refugees in-transit “caminantes,” migrants, and volunteers in Albergue Vanessa. Each soup meal consists of: - A nutritious bowl of chicken & vegetable soup - An arepa (Venezuelan traditional cornbread) - A cup of warm panela drink (unrefined whole cane sugar)
  • 12. 13 Results Objective 2 Dedicated volunteers tirelessly prepared and distributed 11,540 nourishing soup meals to Venezuelan refugees in-transit "caminantes,” volunteers and their children. Phase 8 Partnerships and Support Networks The Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Project Soup Meal program is led by a volunteer and International Coordinator, Cristal Montañéz Baylor. The project has one staff member, Country Project Manager Henry Sandoval, who works hand in hand with Albergue Vanessa’s Coordinator Vanessa Pelaez and a network of volunteers to successfully: - Execute, monitor, and manage all project-related activities in alignment with the proposed objectives. - Coordinate the weekly food commodities procurement, distribution, transportation, and delivery. - Work with the coordinators and volunteers of Albergue Vanessa and oversee the preparation, cooking, and distribution of meals to the refugees in-transit and migrants.
  • 13. 14 - Encourage the volunteers to register the beneficiaries in the Meal Distribution Registration Forms and keep track of the number of daily soup meals distributed. - Collect and process the data containing the number of meals distributed by gender and age. - Request evidence and pictures of all food distribution activities. - Develop relationships and coordinate efforts with local and international organizations in the region to prevent duplication of efforts and donations. Meal Distribution Registration Form Volunteers collected the following data to help keep track of the number of meals distributed per family unit, gender, and age categories in each food distribution center/shelter: - Date - ID # of the head of the family - Name & last name - No. of boys 1-18 per family - No. of girls 1-18 per family - No. men 19-50 per family
  • 14. 15 - No. women 19-50 per family - No. men +50 per family - No. women +50 per family The project manager processes the registration forms weekly and logs the data into the designated Smartsheet program to calculate the number of refugees in transit “caminantes,” volunteers, and their children who benefitted from our program. RHP-1 Albergue Vanessa Soup Meal Distribution Summary The table below summarizes the number of soup meals distributed to Venezuelan refugees in-transit “caminantes,” migrants, and volunteers according to the data collected and documented in the registration forms during the project implementation based on 2 meals per day (dinner & breakfast) 7 days per week. The data is based on 13 food purchase orders and distributions made on the dates detailed in the table below.
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  • 16. 17 Soup Meals Distribution & Registration by Gender & Age The chart below displays the percentage of registered children, women, and men who received dinner upon arrival at Albergue Vanessa and breakfast before their early morning departure. The data collected covers the age ranges and genders of boys 1-18, girls 1- 18, men 19-50, women 19-50, men 50+, and women 50+.
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  • 18. 19 RHP-1 Albergue Vanessa Summary Phase 8 Periods 4-6 Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Soup Meal Program Distribution Dec 10, 2023 – March 16, 2024 Soup Meal Distribution Days: 98 Soup Meal Distribution Frequency: 2 meals per day (dinner & breakfast) 7 days/week No of Refugees In-transit Benefitted: 4,594 No of Volunteers and Children Benefitted: 12 (8 volunteers and 4 children) Total No Beneficiaries: 4,606 No of Soup Meals Dinner & Breakfast Distributed to Refugees: 9,188 No of Soup Meals Dinners & Breakfast Distributed to Volunteers: 2,352 Total No of Soup Meals Distributed: 11,540 Partner Organization: Albergue Vanessa Coordinator: Vanessa Yurley Pelaez Location: Carrera 3 #5-39 Barrio Las Américas, Pamplona Food Donors: Hope for Venezuelan Refugees Project Albergue Vanessa: This shelter benefitted from the weekly donation of food commodities. Vanessa, the shelter coordinator, and her volunteers cooked and distributed dinner and breakfast soup meals to refugees in-transit “caminantes.” Type of Migrant Population Served: Venezuelan refugees in-transit walkers “caminantes,” migrants, and volunteers. Link to Photo Album: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjBcm8B Link to YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il0wv2WPmdo Disclaimer: All pictures & videos were taken by the volunteers F. Albergue Vanessa Meal Distribution Summary
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  • 21. 22 Our team provided the necessary ingredients to volunteers who cooked a traditional Venezuelan Christmas dish called "hallacas" and shared it with Venezuelan refugees to celebrate the special occasion. When the refugees tasted the hallacas, they were pleasantly surprised. Many of them mentioned it had been a few years since they last had them due to the high cost of ingredients. It was a joyous occasion as volunteers and refugees in-transit celebrated the holiday together.
  • 22. 23 G. Conclusion & Results Our team successfully completed Phase 8 of the Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Soup Meal Program, following the plan for Periods 4-6. Learning from Phases 1-7, we managed weekly food procurement, transportation, and distribution. Our Project Manager visited Albergue Vanessa weekly, monitored the food inventory, processed the meal distribution registration forms, and analyzed data by gender and age. We extend our thanks to Midland Energy, Houston Karachi Sister City Association, the Alliance for Disaster Relief, individual donors, the International Service Committee Rotary District 4380, Albergue Vanessa volunteers, and our partner United4Change Center. With their support, Phase 8 provided 9,056.38 lb (4,116.54 kg) of food and distributed 11,540 soup meals to 4,606 Venezuelan refugees, migrants, and volunteers, ensuring access to the fundamental human right to food. The Hope for Venezuelan Refugees Project actively contributes to several areas, addressing food insecurity and hunger while giving hope and building peace. Additionally, the project invests in locally produced food to boost the local economy and benefit the community at large, promoting a more peaceful environment and a positive impact. The project makes a significant contribution to combating diseases by providing hot meals that help to improve the health and nutrition of its beneficiaries. Given the significant number of Venezuelan refugees and migrants who are women, girls, and boys, the initiative focuses mainly on mothers and children.
  • 23. 24 Volunteers and coordinators dedicated more than 7,280 hours of tireless work during periods 4-6 of this phase of the project, demonstrating admirable commitment, dedication, resilience, humility, and love for the most vulnerable. Their contribution is invaluable and makes a difference in the lives of those who need it most." The Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Project was founded to address the critical issue of food insecurity and hunger affecting Venezuelan migrants and refugees in-transit "caminantes" fleeing the complex humanitarian, economic, and political crisis in Venezuela. The project was launched in 2018 in conjunction with the Rotary e- Club of Houston and the Rotary Club of Cúcuta, with contributions and support from Rise Against Hunger (RAH), other Rotary Clubs, individuals, and organizations. Since 2021, the Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Project Soup Meal Program has operated in partnership with the United4Change Center (U4C). To date, thanks to generous donors and supporters, the Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Project team has procured more than 371,000 lbs (166,711 kgs) of food. Volunteers at the selected food distribution centers and shelters have prepared and distributed over 971,376 hot meals and bowls of chicken soup, providing nourishment and hope to hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan refugees. The success of the project is mainly attributed to the active participation of donors and supporters. Their involvement highlights the positive impact of collaborative efforts in addressing the complex Venezuelan humanitarian crisis. The project's unwavering dedication to providing hot meals consistently underscores its commitment to meeting the immediate needs of the vulnerable refugee population. H. Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Project Background
  • 24. 25 Project Completion Reports Phases 1-7 Summary Phases 1 & 2 Hope For Venezuelan Refugees https://hopeforvenezuelanrefugees.blogspot.com/2020/05/brochure-hope-for-venezuela-refugees.html Phase 2 Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Completion Report https://hopeforvenezuelanrefugees.blogspot.com/2020/04/hope-for-venezuelan-refugees-phase-2.html Phase 3 Hope For Venezuelan Refugees COVID-19 Efforts Completion Report https://hopeforvenezuelanrefugees.blogspot.com/2020/11/phase-3-hope-for-venezuelan-refugees.html Phase 4 Hope For Venezuelan Refugees COVID-19 Response Completion Report https://hopeforvenezuelanrefugees.blogspot.com/2021/04/phase-4-hope-for-venezuelan-refugees.html Phase 5 Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Soup Meal Program https://hopeforvenezuelanrefugees.blogspot.com/2021/12/phase-5-hope-for-venezuelan-refugees.html Phase 6 Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Soup Meal Program https://hopeforvenezuelanrefugees.blogspot.com/2022/10/phase-6-hope-for-venezuelan-refugees.html Phase 7 Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Soup Meal Program https://hopeforvenezuelanrefugees.blogspot.com/2022/10/phase-7-hope-for-venezuelan-refugees.html Phase 8 Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Soup Meal Program Periods 1-3 https://hopeforvenezuelanrefugees.blogspot.com/2024/04/phase-8-hope-for-venezuelan-refugees.html News Articles & Interviews EV El Venezolano 2/28/23 Cristal Montañéz Baylor Venezolana que lucha por los refugiados y migrantes https://elvenezolano.com.pa/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/EV-INTER-PANAMA-EDIC-56.pdf The World Affairs Council of Greater Houston 9/10/21 Hope for Venezuelan Refugees Project’s Cristal Montañéz Baylor webinar with Sandija Bayot, Chief Development at WAC https://youtu.be/_BT6m506FXA Venezuela 360 Voz de América Venezuela 360 de la Voz de América 10/8/21 Arnaldo Rojas entrevista a Cristal Montañéz Baylor sobre el Proyecto Hope For Venezuelan Refugees https://www.vozdeamerica.com/a/6262557.html Min 12:08 H. Reports I. Publications
  • 25. 26 https://youtu.be/XoXWhzJcxsg Women Leader's at the UN Event 6/6/21 The Front Line of Change: Women Leaders and the United Nations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVOPXfd9zXM https://teachun.org/conference/2021-un/save-the-date-december-7th-2021for-our-next-webinar/webinar-meet- the-women-on-the-frontline-of-change/ Rise Against Hunger 6/21/21 On World Refugee Day, Hope Starts with a Meal https://www.riseagainsthunger.org/worldrefugeeday-2021/ Rotary Voices 6/22/21 Venezuelan refugees find help, meals https://blog.rotary.org/2021/06/22/venezuelan-refugees-find-help-meals/#more-12061 Organization of American States OAS - Washington Global Rotary Refugee Report 2020 Providing Relief and Creating Opportunities for Refugees June 2020 https://www.slideshare.net/CristalMontanez/oea-washington-global-rotary-refugee-report-2020-providing- relief- and-creating-opportunities-for-refugees-june-2020 OAS & Rotary 2020 Jun 23 Migrants and Refugees in the Americas in the context of the COVID 19 Pandemic https://youtu.be/cHVnWfWJP9o Diario Las Américas 6/22/21 Aliviando el hambre de refugiados y migrantes venezolanos https://www.diariolasamericas.com/america-latina/aliviando-el-hambre-refugiados-y-migrantes-venezolanos- n4225798 Voz of América VOA 3/6/21 Cristal Montañéz: de Miss Venezuela a defensora de los DD.HH. https://www.vozdeamerica.com/dia-internacional-de-la-mujer-2021/cristal-montanez-de-miss-venezuela- defensora-de-ddhh Proyecto Migración Venezuela Edición 16 de Semana pages 16-17 8/2020 La Miss Venezuela que ayuda a los caminantes de Berlín https://s3.amazonaws.com/semanaruralvzla/documentos/1599841440.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1xVSL2eMRAPxjPAB ej5aQ6aZKdWElOTYiVuGTL_clmFjsJU3ccqvromNQ Boletín RotaLatino 12/2023 pages 10, 11 & 12 https://hopeforvenezuelanrefugees.blogspot.com/2024/01/hope-for-venezuelan-refugees-article.html https://issuu.com/rotalatinoboletin1/docs/bol_rl_2023_nr6_dec Un transporte humanitario para los caminantes venezolanos https://migravenezuela.com/web/articulo/un-transporte-humanitario-para-los-caminantes-venezolanos/2235
  • 26. 27 I mágenes Magazine La Opinión Newspaper on Sunday, 7/4/21 “Aliviando el hambre de la población migrantes y construyendo la paz" https://www.pressreader.com/colombia/la-opinion-imagenes/20210704/281522229074830 Revista Multijurídica al Día Tribuna Digital 8/2021 Una Reina al Servicio de la Labor Humanitaria - 12va edición https://www.slideshare.net/CristalMontanez/revista-multijurdica-al-da-tribuna-digital-una-reina-al-servicio-de- la-labor-humanitaria-12va-edicion Red Humanitaria en Frontera 8/2/21 Mujeres líderes en su día Belleza y filantropía se conjugan en la vida de Cristal Montañez Baylor, la reina de los caminantes venezolanos http://fronteraysociedad.org/belleza-y-filantropia-se-conjugan-en-la-vida-de-cristal-montanez-baylor-la-reina- de-los-caminantes-venezolanos/ Houston Chronicle - Houston philanthropist hopes to make headway in crisis-stricken homeland of Venezuela 3/25/2019 https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Houston-philanthropist-hopes-to-make- headway-in-13712468.php?cmpid=gsa-chron-result#photo-17118120 International Focus iF Magazine 3/2020 My humanitarian work in Pakistan prepared me to help Venezuelan refugees in Colombia March 2020 Digital Edition https://joom.ag/WsbC/p32 Venezuela 360 11/22/2019 “La ruta de la infamia” de los migrantes venezolanos Venezuela 360 acompañó a algunos migrantes venezolanos que emprenden caminatas de días huyendo de la crisis en su país.Cientos de mujeres, niños y hombres se ven obligados a caminar sobre el borde de una carretera inclinada y angosta, en medio de extremas condiciones climáticas. El documental presenta el trabajo de dos de los albergues que apoyamos, Albergue Marta Duque y Albergue Douglas. La Opinión Cúcuta 10/21/19 Así funciona la red humanitaria que atiende a caminantes venezolanos https://www.laopinion.com.co/region/asi-funciona-la-red-humanitaria-que-atiende-caminantes-venezolanos- 185753 Venezuela 360 | EE.UU.: Migrantes venezolanos aumentan a 5 millones de personas (min 3:30) https://youtu.be/VVn4xJPeebA https://youtu.be/VVn4xJPeebA?si=yQVME_pMAcq6H_NE&t=217 La Opinión - Rotarios aportan ayuda a migrantes https://www.laopinion.com.co/frontera/rotarios-aportan-ayuda-migrantes-173716#OP La Opinión - Desde Tienditas claman que se permita ayuda para Venezuela 2/2019 https://www.laopinion.com.co/frontera/desde-tienditas-claman-que-se-permita-ayuda-para-venezuela
  • 27. 28 Diócesis de Cúcuta - Club Rotario de Houston entrega 20 toneladas de alimento fortificado RAH 1/2019 http://diocesisdecucuta.com/diocesis2/club-rotario-de-houston-entrega-20-toneladas-de-alimento-fortificado- rah/ Rotary Magazine Page 31 Exodus: Colombia: Offering hope to the walkers https://www.rotary.org/en/exodus-venezuela Aleteia Historias Que Inspiran 6/22/19 De Miss Venezuela a símbolo de la lucha por los inmigrantes https://es.aleteia.org/2019/06/22/de-miss-venezuela-a-simbolo-de-la-lucha-por-los-inmigrantes/ Rotary E-Club De Houston Dona 20 Toneladas De Alimentos Para Ayudar a Los Refugiados Venezolanos En Cúcuta y Pamplona http://www.lalinternaazul.info/2019/02/23/rotary-e-club-de-houston-dona-20-toneladas-de-alimentos-para- ayudar-a-los-refugiados-venezolanos-en-cucuta-y-pamplona/ The Lawson Constitution 3/10/2019 Houston club donates food to Venezuelan refugees https://www.swoknews.com/houston-club-donates-food-to-venezuelan-refugees/article_56f47cfd-6afb-5b75- 81b7-77f835358c65.html
  • 28. 29 For more information contact: Cristal Montañéz Baylor Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Project International Coordinador Ambassador Coalición por Venezuela Honorary Ambassador International Service Committee Rotary D-4380 Honorary Member Rotary Club of Cúcuta D-4271 cristalmontanezvenezuela@gmail.com