Venezuela Facing Serious Humanitarian, Health Crises Amid Economic Disaster

Devex: Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis is worse than you think
“…Amid the worst economic downturn in its modern history, Venezuela’s health system, food supply, and basic services have collapsed. Grocery store shelves are empty; pharmacies have nothing in stock; hospitals lack resources or personnel to treat patients; and gang violence is spiraling. Diseases eradicated decades ago are resurgent epidemics. One international organization with operations in Venezuela told Devex that about half of all patients who enter public hospitals will die there…” (Dickinson, 10/27).

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