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Venezuela is at risk of losing a generation

Hello, my dear readers! Today I come with a subject a bit sad but hard to ignore…I know that last time I talked about health in Venezuela and when I researched so much about that, I found some information difficult to ignore because even I have seen that reality with my own eyes.And that reality is that the worsening of poverty in Venezuela has caused the deterioration in the quality of life of the new generation.Children pay the consequences of the humanitarian crisis living unprecedented experiences, from poor diet to death.Although the government of Hugo Chavez was defending promoter of equality in social classes, poverty is not a new indicator because the humanitarian crisis has been accentuated during the administration of Nicolas Maduro.The Washington Post collected figures from non-governmental organizations because the ruling party has not published data for years.Cáritas Venezuela indicated that in more than seven states, more than half of children under 5 years of age suffer from malnutrition. In addition, more than 840,000 infants have lost one of their parents due to migration.Assistance to schools in the poorest sectors has been reduced in the last two years, reported Fe y Alegría.On the other hand, infant mortality reached 11,466 deaths in 2016, 30% more than in 2015. It is the latest figure published by the Ministry of Health, whose boss was fired days after giving the information.Faced with the country’s crisis, political corruption and hyperinflation, teachers and legal representatives said that children are losing their childhood and putting their health at risk. “We have a broken country that is sacrificing its future,” said Abel Saraiba, a psychologist at Cecodap.Every day one more child dies, either due to malnutrition, illness, intoxication when eating a food that was not due to hunger or a medication that was not because they did not get what they needed… for many reasons. I hope someday we can make the future of Venezuela better, so that children can grow up in a healthy and prosperous environment.What do you think about this post? Let me know in the comments.


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