The Presidential Commissioner for Human Rights and Attention to Victims, Humberto Prado, reported this Wednesday that the organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) published its report on the situation of human rights in 2021 and it states that “Venezuela is going through a very serious humanitarian emergency.”
Prado stressed that HRW explained that in Venezuela there are millions of people who do not have access to basic health care or adequate nutrition.
“Limited access to safe water in homes and health centers has contributed to the spread of Covid-19,” the report reads.
The same report highlighted that the exodus of Venezuelans is due to citizens fleeing repression, and food and medicine shortages.
HRW also said that the departure of more than 5 million Venezuelans represents the greatest migration crisis in the recent history of Latin America.
The institution explained the difficulty that migrants have to obtain legal status in other countries and the economic complications caused by the measures to contain the spread of Covid-19. HWR said that this situation has caused about 130,000 people to return to the country since March 2020.
“Many returnees are abused upon arrival,” the document said.
El Comisionado Presidencial @HUMBERTOPRADOS informa que la organización internacional Human Rights Watch (HRW) publicó su informe sobre la situación de los #DDHH en 2021en el que señala que “Venezuela atraviesa una gravísima emergencia humanitaria”. pic.twitter.com/yETQDoAxoG
— ComisionadoDDHH (@ComisionadoDDHH) January 13, 2021