Venezuela has the most rapid increase of child malnutrition and mortality in its history and the history of the region. AID FOR AIDS(AFA) is building the movement HEALING VENEZUELA to respond to this tragedy. Infant malnutrition has catastrophic impacts, thence, AFA is determined to create awareness about the effects of this drastic humanitarian crisis by emphasizing the fact that together we can fight the systematic oppression that is taking many lives, particularly those of babies, by bringing the food they need to survive.
Infants in Venezuela are born into a reality where food scarcity is the norm for everyone except for very few, putting them in an increasingly precarious state as conditions worsen daily.
According to the most recent data published by a Minister of Health in Venezuela in 2016, who was fired because of it, showed that 11,446 babies less than a year old died because of malnutrition, representing a 30% increase from the year before. More recently, the United Nations estimated that 18,000 children under the age of 5 died during 2017 —15,000 of these being infants under the age of one.
Under these circumstances, our movement Healing Venezuela is determined to create awareness about this alarming situation in Venezuela, and to fight until we all together put a stop to it.