This Tuesday the Deputies that make up the Delegate Commission of the legitimate National Assembly, reaffirmed their commitment to continue making visible before international bodies the drama of the migratory crisis, warning that as long as the dictator Nicolás Maduro continues to usurp power, the number of Venezuelan refugees will increase in the world and the escalation of human and social decapitalization in the country will continue as a result of the complex humanitarian crisis created by the criminal dictatorship.
Similarly, the assembly demanded from the democratic world greater pressure to subdue the dictatorship, “for there to be comprehensive negotiation and democratic change in Venezuela”. It also asked for support of the “Brothers Project”, promoted by the Foreign Ministry of the Interim Government, that seeks to regulate the immigration of nationals who are in other countries and finally, seek protection mechanisms at the border for Venezuelans.
They thanked the goodwill of the policies enacted to regulate the migratory situation of Venezuelans by the governments of the United States, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.
Human and social decapitalization
Deputy Williams Dávila began the debate and denounced that in Venezuela social and human decapitalization is happening as a direct consecuence of Nicolás Maduro’s regime and indicated that the fraction of displaced nationals between Venezuela and Syria represents two thirds, this means , he warned that “Venezuela has become undercapitalized from the human, professional and technical point of view.”
He warned that the serious increase in the forced migration of Venezuelans has been generated by hyperinflation, food shortages, insecurity, poverty and discontent against Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorial regime. As a result, he warned that the high migratory flow “is contributing to swell the lines of displaced people throughout the world that is causing problems of human nature,” among which he mentioned the regularization of legal residence documents in the host country.
Dávila suggested that at the next second conference on aid and assistance for migrants to be held in Canada in June, he would request that the number of protection donations destined for Venezuelan refugees be increased by the donor countries.
Planned actions with the democratic world
The President of the Permanent Commission of People’s Power and the Media, Deputy Jony Rahal, continued and recriminated that Maduro’s dictatorship “does not care about the suffering of the Venezuelan people, but the only thing they care about is staying in power.” Given this, he expressed concern about the forced migration that has occurred in recent weeks as a result of hunger and low wages that causes Venezuelans to flee and cross borders in search of better living conditions.
“Venezuelans put their lives at risk crossing rivers and border crossings, and it is not only the natural risk, there is also the risk of organized crime linked to the trafficking of women, people, organs; and also the drug traffic that exists on the borders, where we have reports of fellow citizens murdered and disappeared,” said the parliamentarian who requested responses to the suffering endured by Venezuelans fleeing this narco-dictatorship.
The parliamentarian asked to promote action plans coordinated by the democratic governments of the world to stop the Venezuelan migration caused by Nicolás Maduro. “This is not a problem of Venezuela but of all the countries that must internalize and understand that this is a regional problem and that Maduro plans to destabilize the hemisphere through the Sao Paulo Forum,” as he also assured that by generating international pressure it will be possible to achieve democratic change in Venezuela.
Worrisome migration figures
At this point of debate intervened Deputy Olivia Lozano, President of the Permanent Foreign, Sovereignty and Integration Commission, who recalled that according to UNHCR, there are 5.4 million Venezuelan refugees and migrants around the world, more than 800 thousand asylum seekers, more than 140 thousand recognized refugees from Venezuela and more than 2.5 million people living under other legal residence conditions.
Furthermore, she considered that these “painful figures” reveal the magnitude and dimensions of the serious humanitarian problem that Venezuelans are experiencing. In addition, she added that these alarming data allow forecasts and estimates to be made by agencies, multilateral organizations and recipient countries on this migration, which is considered the largest in modern times.
Lozano warned that according to estimates by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UNHCR by the end of 2021, Venezuela could exceed the figures of forced migration in Syria and clarified that this South American nation “does not live a conventional war”, but on the contrary, “there is a crisis resulting from the systematic dismantling of the rule of law and the destruction of the economy to generate dependence on the social programs designed for social control by Nicolás Maduro’s regime.”
Parliamentarian Oneiber Peraza pointed out that Venezuelans are fleeing a political system that does not offer any possibility of getting ahead and stressed that the solution to the migration crisis lies in political change through free elections that allow to restore democracy in the country. “There is no other possibility for Venezuelans to have better living conditions, but that we recover the Republic, institutions, freedom and democracy.”