Venezuelan Children Are Starving To Death — Here’s How You Can Help
The Venezuelan economy has been collapsing since 2014, with the once oil-rich nation seeing inflation spiking, government cash reserves dwindling, and political unrest leading to violence and arrests. Along with the economic collapse, the country has also been impacted by a severe humanitarian crisis that's led to food and medicine shortages. Now, it's become more obvious than ever that the country needs help, with Venezuelan children now dying of hunger at alarming rates, according to doctors in the area. Fortunately, there are ways to help Venezuelans suffering from hunger.
The New York Times published an interactive story over the weekend, detailing the breadth of the problem. Although malnutrition deaths have been largely unreported by the Venezuelan government, a months-long investigation by the Times found that the country's doctors are "seeing the kind of extreme malnutrition often found in refugee camps."