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Partner Spotlight: Se Busca un Padrino, School Program

Children posing with donated school supplies

  Our partners Se Busca un Padrino recently delivered a donation of school supplies to primary schools in Punto Fijo and surrounding areas. Continue reading to see the original report in Spanish as well as a photo gallery below. The delivery was made to communities in need in Punto Fijo and the surrounding areas where there…

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Hunger rate in Venezuela has tripled according to UN

The United Nations has released its latest report on Food and National Security in Latin America where it finds that the rates of hunger in Venezuela have tripled since 2010. This story was reported in English by the Miami Herald and reported in Spanish in El Pais.

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Venezuela Complex Humanitarian Emergency Report

A complex humanitarian emergency is defined by the United Nations as “a humanitarian crisis in a country, region or society in which there is a total or considerable breakdown of authority, as a result of internal or external conflict, and which requires an international response that goes beyond the mandate or capacity of a single…

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Diphteria crisis in continues to escalate, spreading in the region

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The World Health Organization reports on the Venezuelan Humanitarian Crisis “In Venezuela, the diphtheria outbreak that began in July 2016 remains active (Figure below). Since the start of the outbreak until EW 10 of 2018, a total of 1,602 suspected diphtheria cases were reported (324 cases in 2016, 1,040 in 2017, and 238 in 2018),…

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New York Times reports on Venezuelan Food Crisis

Last week, the New York Times published an in-depth investigative report on children with severe malnutrition in Venezuela. The article is available in English and in Spanish. Warning: this article contains graphic pictures of infant mortality and malnutrition.  

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