Venezuela

Venezuela crisis: Caritas volunteers restore health and hope

Venezuela crisis: Caritas volunteers restore health and hope

Monitoring children at risk of malnutrition Maria Mendoza opens the doors to her driveway in Punta de Mulato, Venezuela in early July. She’s preparing for a weekly growth monitoring session for children under five. Caritas volunteers who have been inspired to help during the Venezuela crisis carry chairs and tables from the Church grounds. A ...

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Witnessing Venezuela’s hunger

Witnessing Venezuela’s hunger

By Suzanna Tkalec, Humanitarian Director at Caritas Internationalis I first saw her at a Caritas Venezuela malnutrition screening of hungry mothers and hungrier children in Santa Lucia. Health workers weighed children, checked their height, measured the shrinking circumferences of their bony arms, while she sat listlessly. A whisper of a child, at 4-years old, Angelys ...

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Caritas on Venezuela

Caritas on Venezuela

Caritas is concerned about the worsening humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and the severe impact it is having on thousands of men, women and children and their ability to survive. Suzanna Tkalec, the Caritas Internationalis humanitarian director, said Venezuela is facing a worsening crisis with widening poverty, food and medicine shortages and alarming rates of child ...

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