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80% of households in Venezuela experience food insecurity

A recent paper published in the Journal of Social Sciences and Medicine discusses the nutrition crisis in Venezuela using statistics from the 2017 National Living Conditions Survey (ENCOVI). 80% of Venezuelan households in 2017 were food insecure; that number has likely increased. To put that in context, that’s twice the rate in neighboring Colombia and…

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April Photo Gallery

April was a busy month! We held fundraising and volunteer events from New York to Miami to Houston in order to raise awareness for our cause. We even received several touching videos from our supporters in Venezuela and abroad. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter to learn more about our work.

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2019 National Survey of Venezuelan Hospitals

Médicos por la Salud (Doctors for Health) was founded in 2014 as a network for doctors throughout Venezuela with the mission of collecting data to document the national humanitarian and health crisis. This network, comprised of doctors, medical students and healthcare providers, sheds light on the devastating condition of hospitals all over the country. Medicos por…

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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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