This Sunday at the facilities of the Latin America Memorial in São Paulo, Ambassador María Teresa Belandria, together with the representatives of the NGO Casa Venezuela, delivered basic food baskets, hygiene kits, diapers and infant formulas. In total, 105 families and 70 Venezuelan children residing in that state were benefited.
The donations were made by institutions such as Acción Ciudadana of the São Paulo mayor’s office, Rueda Gitana and Mujeres do Brasil, but also by individuals such as the Jensen Sykora family, Blanca Laughlin and Laura Segarra, all sensitized by the situation of Venezuelan migrants in São Paulo during the pandemic. The event was coordinated by the Casa Venezuela team and had the participation of its director, Blanca Montilla, Fernando Morey and Yasmín Monsalve.
Ambassador Belandria took the opportunity to issue some Single Status Certificates to the citizens present during the event. This is one of the few procedures that must be carried out in person as it requires the presentation of two witnesses. Thus, the embassy contributes to mitigating the effects of the pandemic on the lives of its citizens and also their needs through the consular services provided by its team.