1.1M Children In Latin America, Caribbean Affected By Crisis In Venezuela, Need Assistance, UNICEF Says

Agence France-Presse: 1.1 million children affected by Venezuela crisis: UNICEF
“The number of children who are affected by the Venezuelan crisis and who will need humanitarian aid this year is expected to more than double to reach 1.1 million, up from nearly 500,000, the U.N. children’s agency said Thursday. The figure includes children uprooted from Venezuela, those who have returned, and others in host and transit communities across Latin America and the Caribbean, said a UNICEF statement…” (4/5).

Associated Press: UNICEF: Venezuelan children on the move need help
“…The impact of Venezuela’s devastating economic, social, and political problems has rippled across Latin America and the Caribbean in recent years as more than 3 million people left the country. As is the case in humanitarian emergencies around the world, it is the children who are most vulnerable. About 1.1 million children will need access to services such as education, sanitation, and safe drinking water across the region this year because of the Venezuelan migrant crisis, UNICEF says in a new report…” (Garcia, 4/5).

VOA News: UNICEF: Uprooted Venezuelan Children Need Access To Basic Services
“…UNICEF said its regional humanitarian partners — Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Panama, Peru, and Trinidad and Tobago — estimate as many as 4.9 million people — adults and children — will need assistance this year because of the political and economic upheavals in Venezuela that are forcing the country’s citizens to flee. The agency has appealed for $69.5 million to meet the needs of the uprooted Venezuelan children who are living in the region…” (4/5).