Venezuela

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#35
3

Communities at risk

Indigenous peoples, Afro-descendants

Summary

Venezuela ranked 35th in 2018’s Peoples under Threat index and rose three places from 2017’s ranking. The political, economic and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela has deepened. Thousands have been injured and more than 100 killed in clashes between supporters and opponents of the government of Nicolas Maduro, which has openly manipulated the electoral system to consolidate power. Security personnel have repressed… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2018 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflictsNo data
Major armed conflictNo data
Prior genocide / politicideNo data
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.0028
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance7.2
Rise of factionalized elites8.2
Voice and Accountability-1.135
Political Stability-1.026
Rule of Law-2.178
OECD country risk classification7
TOTAL11.309

The overall measure for each country is based on a basket of 10 indicators. The number in each row is drawn from the source for that particular indicator. The sources of data and calculations used are detailed on the Notes to Table page. 

Background

Venezuela ranked 35th in 2018’s Peoples under Threat index and rose three places from 2017’s ranking.

The political, economic and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela has deepened. Thousands have been injured and more than 100 killed in clashes between supporters and opponents of the government of Nicolas Maduro, which has openly manipulated the electoral system to consolidate power. Security personnel have repressed dissent through often violent crackdowns on protest activity, including demonstrations attended by tens of thousands of people. Political opponents faced imprisonment and prosecution in military courts. Ordinary Venezuelans have suffered from a spiraling humanitarian crisis, with many unable to feed their families or access basic healthcare, leading hundreds of thousands to flee the country.