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Healing Venezuela

To alleviate the health crisis in Venezuela in an impartial, by: providing supplies, including equipment, to health-related institutions; training on mental wellbeing techniques in schools and hospitals; sponsoring junior doctors.

healingvenezuela.org

Charity

Registered charity no. 1170709

Member since December 2020

About us

Venezuela is going through an unprecedented political, economical and humanitarian crisis. According to the United Nations, over 4 million- 13 per cent of Venezuela’s population - have fled the country amid shortages of food and medicine. There is widespread malnutrition, and diseases that had been eradicated, such as malaria and tuberculosis, have re-emerged. It is estimated that at least 7 million people in the country are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 87% of the population currently living under the poverty line. The outlook remains dire, the IMF sees the Venezuelan economy contracting 35% in 2020 due mainly to the fall in oil production and the newly imposed sanctions on the government which worsen the situation. The possibility of a political transition remains uncertain and with the COVID19 pandemic, things have only got worse. The crisis in numbers:

• 7 million people (and 1 in 3 children) are currently in need of humanitarian assistance. • More than 50% of qualified doctors have left the country • The maternal mortality rate has also increased by 65% of which 70% are teenagers • 30% of deaths because of COVID are health care professionals