The deputy of the National Assembly, Manuela Bolívar, denounced that 82% of the Venezuelan population does not have access to water services on a continuous basis, as a result of the Complex Humanitarian Emergency caused by Maduro’s dictatorship.
The constant shortage of water prevents compliance with basic prevention measures for the COVID-19 pandemic, making the population more vulnerable to the spread of the virus.
“The fact that we don’t have water in our homes not only makes us more vulnerable to the pandemic, it is also a flagrant violation of our human rights by those who today usurp power,” he said through his Twiter account.
The parliamentarian reiterated that hospitals and health care centers do not have a decent water supply either, which is why neighbors and the health union have constantly denounced this problem.
“The consequences are paid by the most vulnerable,” she said.
Bolívar called on Venezuelan citizens to stay in their homes to avoid the spread of the virus and asked for solidarity and collective responsibility as the keys to overcome the deterioration of the health crisis in the country.
Producto de la Emergencia Humanitaria Compleja ocasionada por la dictadura, el 82% de la población venezolana no tiene acceso al agua de manera continúa, según cifras de ONG, lo que hace casi imposible cumplir con las medida de prevención básica para el COVID-19 pic.twitter.com/XsL9PfbeUg
— Manuela Bolívar (@manuelabolivar) March 22, 2020