“The prolongation of the pandemic has brought more poverty and unemployment to our peoples, with migrants bearing the brunt. Faced with this situation, the Venezuelan embassy in Panama continues to work with different alliances to continue supporting all these families,” said the Venezuelan ambassador in Panama, Fabiola Zavarce.
“Our most vulnerable Venezuelan migrants are not alone, and this is also thanks to the work being done by the different alliances in favor of the diaspora in Panama such as Activados Panama”. Zavarce said.
“The need that Venezuelans are experiencing outside our borders is great, and our community leaders and volunteers are aware of this, and with their invaluable work they are stepping forward to help and be proactive towards the Venezuelan people most affected by this pandemic,” the ambassador said.
Zavarce adds that “from our embassy we have managed to help 4,318 families, of which 2,976 have been benefited with humanitarian aid and 1,342 are receiving attention in the face of the pandemic. For us, our greatest satisfaction is knowing that these families now have better conditions to face these difficult days”.
“We are a team from the embassy that works without resources and with volunteers, networks such as NGOs, foundations, donors and community leaders that united because we cannot face this humanitarian emergency alone and we understood the historic role that each one of us as Venezuelans must assume,” added the ambassador for the interim government in Panama.
Working on behalf of the vulnerable and needy has become a titanic task, especially because resources are limited, for reasons we all know: “Venezuela is a kidnapped country and that includes what we do here in Panama from the embassy. Meanwhile, those who represent the narco-terrorist regime are the only ones responsible for preventing, for example, the entry of humanitarian repatriation flights for our fellow citizens who are suffering extreme needs in Panama, a country from which we know that more than 200 flights with these characteristics have been coordinated to other countries.
Other contributions from the Venezuelan embassy in Panama include milk formulas for nursing children, weekly support with donations to the Santa María del Camino soup kitchen, providing legal advice, issuing documents and providing aid for medicines to Venezuelans with chronic conditions and other health emergencies.
To conclude, Juan Guaidó’s interim government official said, “We are a team that already had to attend to the crisis of Venezuelans fleeing the horrors of a narco-terrorist regime, and with this pandemic affecting the entire world, we are the most affected.”
“More than 5 million have been forced to leave our country. We continue to work for them every day, with the hope that we can provide them with a better future,” Zavarce said.