The Commissioner of the OAS General Secretariat for the Venezuelan Migrant and Refugee Crisis, David Smolansky, reported another shipwreck with Venezuelan refugees off Venezuelan coasts.
Smolansky explained that the group of nationals sailed last Thursday night from La Horqueta in the Delta Amacuro State to Trinidad and Tobago. However, the boat sank in Boca de Serpiente, in Venezuelan territorial waters.
“At least three people have died, including a child. Five refugees were rescued from the shipwreck but more than 17 people are still missing,” he said through his Twitter account.
The Commissioner assured that in less than 72 hours six Venezuelans have drowned trying to flee the dictatorship on different borders.
“Three in the Táchira River (a grandfather with his two grandchildren) and another three in the waters of the Delta. Nothing different from that Syrian boy who drowned in 2015 fleeing from another (dictatorial) regime,” he said.
More than five million Venezuelans have fled the country in recent years fleeing the dictatorship under inhumane conditions and without any protection.