Relief corridor, overdue reaction and acknowledgment to a humanitarian crisis

Relief corridor, overdue reaction and acknowledgment to a humanitarian crisis

This situation in Venezuela did not improve in last few months, if anything it has become more obvious that the country is suffering a deep humanitarian crisis, this evidenciating has made it impossible to further denial of the country reality by the national institutions, the Venezuelan National Assembly being the most representative, having made a lot of efforts in different fronts of the Venezuelan civil society and the organized political community in order to establish measures that would mitigate the population’s suffering.

Massive fleeing due to humanitarian, economic, social and political outcome of the efforts by the political group in power to preserve it at any cost, taking control of all the public powers and making a political and peaceful way out impossible. This in time caused issues such as the inaccessibility to medical care, medicines, nutrition and other basics aspects of life has sprout the regional (and international) interest and alarm towards the ongoing situation in the country, specially of the neighboring countries that now experience the aftermaths of the humanitarian crisis in their own territories and structures. This consequences being not only economic reducing the GDP of some of the countries of the region by up to 0,8%.

The dimension of the situation has brought the different parties to take actions, such is the UNHCR recognizing the situation of the relocated Venezuelans as refugees. The draft proposal to palliate the crisis or rather its effect in the region from the Venezuelan National Assembly, this proposal is the relief corridor (Informe Corredor Humanitario). The relief corridor is presented as an opportunity to jointly address the issues with the support of the international aid and to control the flow of Venezuelans to the receiving countries and hence reduce and/or foresee the impact of this movements in the region. 

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