Crisis in Venezuela Escalates
Humanitarian Relief Imperative
Millwood, VA (February 6, 2019) Political uncertainty in Venezuela is contributing to the Western Hemisphere’s worst humanitarian disaster in years. Venezuelans are running out of food and have no means to buy more, hospitals often lack medicines and basic supplies and we are seeing increasingly alarming reports of malnutrition amongst the children of Venezuela.
As political instability in Venezuela grows, we at Project HOPE believe people caught in the middle must have unhindered access to humanitarian assistance. Humanitarian aid must not be politicized. It should be available to every individual in need, regardless of where they reside or their political affiliations. Providing humanitarian assistance is not promoting a political view; it is an ethical and moral imperative, and a privilege we share as humans, to uphold the basic human rights and dignity of our sisters and brothers, and to address the emergency needs of any human struggling in dire circumstances.
“Humanitarian workers must immediately gain safe and open access to deliver aid and supplies to the people of Venezuela.”
Project HOPE is a humanitarian organization with no political or religious affiliations. Our focus is saving lives and relieving suffering. Please support Project HOPE’s relief efforts for the people of Venezuela with a gift today at projecthope.org/Venezuela.
About PROJECT HOPE
Founded in 1958, Project HOPE is a leader in global health and humanitarian relief programs. An international non-profit organization, we are committed to transforming lives and uplifting communities by empowering health care workers to teach and deliver innovative, lifesaving solutions, every day and in times of crisis. With programs in 25 countries, we work at the epicenter of today’s greatest health challenges including infectious and noncommunicable diseases; disasters and health crises; maternal, neonatal and child health; and the policies that impact how health care is delivered. Learn more at www.projecthope.org.