Millions of Venezuelans are suffering from food shortages, a lack of basic supplies and deteriorating medical care because of deep political uncertainty and spiraling economic worries.
Relief agencies report surging malnutrition, which is taking the lives of children at an alarming rate. Hyperinflation has put the most basic items out of reach for most of Venezuela’s people, the majority of whom are living below the poverty line, according to recent studies.
It’s so bad more than 3 million Venezuelans have fled the country since 2015. That’s almost 10% of the population.
While the world community may debate the causes, there is no disputing Venezuela is experiencing a serious humanitarian crisis.
There are things you can do to help ease the trauma for those suffering. International relief groups are responding, and you can support them by clicking the “Take Action” button above or by going directly to the Public Good campaign here.