Venezuelan families scavenge for food to survive hunger 

Survey by top university says the average citizen has lost 9kg in the past year in what was once South America’s richest country.

…Venezuela’s prolonged and acute economic crisis – characterised by food shortages and hyperinflation – has seen infant mortality rise to almost 35 percent and maternal mortality to 65 percent in just the last year. Anemia is rampant.

The oil-rich country is now leading Latin America in what is called acute malnutrition, defined by experts as a rapid decline of nutrition that puts a child’s life at risk.

The Catholic Church and opposition leaders have called for the government to open a humanitarian corridor. But Constituent Assembly President Delsy Rodriguez flatly rejects such a plan.

Venezuelan families scavenge for food to survive hunger | Venezuela News | Al Jazeera

sigh….

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