The Presidential Commissioner for the United Nations, Miguel Pizarro, offered this Thursday an assessment of the coordinated effort with multilateral organizations to address the Covid-19 pandemic in Venezuela, as well as the human rights situation in the country.
Pizarro highlighted that Venezuela is currently in the process of the Fact-Finding Mission.
“These terms are running. The resolution approved last September at the Human Rights Council establishes that after one year has passed a report must be submitted determining the individual responsibilities with name and surname of the persons within the chain of command who by action, omission or could have avoided but did not do so, have direct or indirect responsibility for the violation of human rights in Venezuela,” he reported.
In this sense, the presidential commissioner added that a link will soon be published through official social networks so that people whose human rights have been violated can directly, without political contamination, submit their testimonies and evidence.
“It is important that the victims execute their complaints in this way, since the fact-finding mission is not allowed to enter the country by order of the dictator Nicolas Maduro,” he added.
In terms of humanitarian aid, the representative of the Legitimate Government said that they have been working, in parallel, through two channels to provide the greatest support to Venezuelans.
The first one focused on mobilizing resources protected from corruption to avoid their mismanagement. “The idea is that the money that is unblocked will be mobilized from where it is to the humanitarian attention system in Venezuela, without any kind of intermediation,” he said.
The second is to manage all the money donated by the countries and organizations that recognize the legitimate government and support the fight for the country’s recovery.
“In this line of organization with the donors, we are aiming for the humanitarian response plans, the inter-sector plans and platform plans to have the necessary funding,” he said.
He also stressed that “donations and the use of resources is absolutely public and transparent through the official portals.”
Pandemic in Venezuela
The presidential commissioner for the United Nations (UN) reported that less than 100 COVID-19 tests are performed daily in Venezuela.
“This makes it impossible to make clinical decisions. We have a very low testing rate in Venezuela,” he said.
Similarly, he highlighted that the lack of supplies in hospitals, the scarcity of basic services and the conditions in which Venezuelans live force us to seek a solution as soon as possible.
“Faced with this scenario, we are obliged to mobilize so that things work out much better,” he concluded.