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U.S. Sending Naval Hospital Ship To Venezuela Region To Assist With Refugee Care

The Hill: U.S. sending hospital ship to aid Venezuelan refugees “The U.S. will send a hospital ship to help with a refugee situation resulting from political turmoil in Venezuela. The Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort will provide medical services to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean, focusing on areas…

Red Cross Delivers First Humanitarian Aid Shipment To Venezuela

New York Times: After Years of Denial, Venezuela’s President Allows Aid to Enter “After denying for years that Venezuelans were suffering a humanitarian crisis, the government allowed the Red Cross to send in 24 tons of medical equipment on Tuesday, marking the beginning of a large-scale relief campaign intended to…

Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss Venezuela’s Political, Humanitarian Crises

New York Times: Venezuela’s Crisis Spreads Beyond Its Borders Editorial Board “The tense standoff in Venezuela between Nicolás Maduro and Juan Guaidó has morphed into something far larger than a contest for power between a failed leader still supported by parts of the army and die-hard leftists, and a young…

CDC Journal Article Examines Resurgence Of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases In Venezuela, Potential Spread To Surrounding Region

CDC’s “Emerging Infectious Diseases”: Resurgence of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in Venezuela as a Regional Public Health Threat in the Americas Alberto E. Paniz-Mondolfi, infectious diseases pathologist and clinician at the IDB Biomedical Research Institute, Venezuelan Science Incubator, and Laboratory of Cell Signaling and Parasite Biochemistry (IDEA), and colleagues examine the resurgence…

U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Warns Venezuela’s Political Division Worsening Already Poor Human Rights, Humanitarian Situation

VOA News: U.N.’s Bachelet: Political Division Worsening Venezuela’s Rights Situation “The U.N. high commissioner for human rights, Michelle Bachelet, warns political divisions in Venezuela are worsening an already critical human rights and humanitarian situation in the country. In a report presented to the U.N. Human Rights Council, Bachelet urged the…