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Venezuela: A humanitarian crisis especially affecting children

After two years of silence on the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Venezuela, the government published figures revealing the extent of the problem this May. According to the ministry of health, the child mortality rate went up by 30 percent in 2016. Children are particularly suffering from the country’s food and medication shortages and many families live below the poverty line, meaning they cannot afford to buy from the already limited supplies, let alone those available on the black market.

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A programme prepared by Florence Viala and Jessica Sestili

 

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