Mental Health in Venezuela


In Venezuela, we provide mental healthcare to victims of urban violence in the capital Caracas.

In collaboration with the local organisation Fe y Alegría, we offer comprehensive care for victims of sexual violence. The project runs in two of the city’s most dangerous neighbourhoods, Petare and La Vega.

In these areas, criminal gangs use violence – including robbery, murder, extortion and kidnapping – to gain territorial control.

Our psychologists provide individual mental health consultations, and during these sessions, they often detect and address cases of sexual violence.


MSF provides medical and mental health care on the border with Venezuela

Project Update 17 Sep 2015

MSF explores situation in Venezuelan disaster area

Project Update 5 Jan 2000