“Our most vulnerable Venezuelan migrants are not alone, and this is also thanks to the work being done from the network of networks in favor of the diaspora in Panama”. This was highlighted by the Venezuelan ambassador to the Central American nation, Fabiola Zavarce.
“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 1,342 families through the Padrino Solidario program, and for us, our greatest satisfaction is knowing that these families now have better conditions to face these difficult days.
“We are a team, the embassy that works without resources with volunteers to networks like NGOs, foundations and community leaders that united, because we cannot face this humanitarian emergency alone and we understand the historic role that each one of us as Venezuelans must assume,” the diplomat adds.
Working on behalf of the vulnerable and needy has become a titanic task, especially since 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 solely responsible for blocking, for example, the repatriation flights for our fellow citizens who are suffering extreme need in Panama.
It is not only the Padrino Solidario program, but the embassy has also granted 1,368 aids through the Network of Networks, some 300 milk cans to nursing children, supports the Santa María del Camino soup kitchen with weekly donations, and provides legal advice, documents and aid for medicines to Venezuelans with chronic conditions and other health emergencies.
To conclude, the representative of Juan Guaidó’s interim government 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 that affects the entire world, we are the most affected.”
As Foreign Minister Ferrer said in his speech at the Donor Conference, Venezuela is a kidnapped country.
“More than 5 million have been forced out of our homeland. We continue to work for them every day, hoping to offer them a better future,” Zavarce said.