Venezuela is at the moment at the “threshold” of a humanitarian catastrophe, according to the President in charge of the country and the legitimate National Assembly (AN), Juan Guaidó, who from the session of the Delegate Commission of Parliament, ratified the complaint made in 2019.
“Today Venezuela is on the threshold of humanitarian catastrophe, not only because of the collapse of the healthcare system, but also because of the state of the healthcare infrastructure as a result of neglect, corruption, persecution (on the part of the regime). It is urgent to address the situation. Through the International Red Cross and PAHO (Pan American Health Organization) a direct donation was made to attend to the emergency, to attend to the crisis that the dictatorship directly created.”
The statement was made by Guaidó to end the “Debate on the current situation of COVID-19 in Venezuela”, held this Tuesday, January 26th.
He also recalled that it has been the dictatorship that has blocked any attempt to address the Complex Humanitarian Emergency that they cause, as well as to address the coronavirus pandemic.
“For this Parliament, for the Government in charge and for me, humanitarian aid, humanitarian assistance for Venezuelans will always be a priority. While this Parliament decreed the Humanitarian Emergency in 2016, the dictatorship denied it. While this Parliament channels aid for Venezuelans, the dictatorship blocks it. While this Parliament raises its voice on behalf of Venezuelans, the dictatorship once again denies the crisis. Today is the dictatorship which blocks the aid initiatives, as they did in 2016, 2018, 2019 ”.
The interim President also called the regime “cynical” because they say they managed the arrival in Venezuela of the Russian vaccine against the coronavirus, Sputnik V, but “that it is blocked by Parliament.”
Finally, he sent his condolences and that of all Venezuelans to the Colombian people, to President Iván Duque and his government, and to the relatives of the Minister of Defense, Carlos Holmes Trujillo, for his unfortunate death due to COVID-19. About Holmes Trujillo he said that he was a “friend of democracy and a friend of Venezuela.”