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Venezuela: Urgent Aid Needed to Combat Covid-19

Water Shortages in Hospitals Heighten Risk in Country, Region

Tuesday 26 May 2020


 (New York, May 26, 2020) – The Venezuelan healthcare system is grossly unprepared for the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic, further jeopardizing the health of Venezuelans and threatening to contribute to regional spread of the disease, Human Rights Watch and the Johns Hopkins University’s Centers for Public Health and Human Rights and for Humanitarian Health said today. Ensuring that sufficient humanitarian aid reaches the Venezuelan people is urgently needed.

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