Venezuela

Venezuela demands the end of sanctions and urges leaders to build a ‘new world’

President Nicolás Maduro on Wednesday said his country was the victim of a “fierce campaign” of permanent and systematic aggression through economic and financial sanctions coming from the United States and its allies.

Venezuela's justice system aiding repression: Human rights probe

The independence of Venezuela’s justice system has been “deeply eroded”, to such an extent that it plays a significant role in the State’s repression of government opponents, UN-appointed independent rights experts said on Thursday.   

News in Brief 16 September 2021

  • World at ‘tipping point’ for action on emissions and climate change 
  • Torture, killings, lawlessness, still blight Burundi’s rights record 
  • Venezuela: judiciary’s independence ‘deeply eroded’, warns rights probe  
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Lifesaving help needed for Venezuela cancer patients hit by US sanctions

Independent UN rights experts on Wednesday warned that hundreds of Venezuelan cancer patients could die because they have been caught up in the excessively strict application of United States sanctions aimed at Venezuela and the state-owned oil company, Petroleum of Venezuela.

Continuing Venezuela exodus and COVID-19 highlights need for global solidarity for most vulnerable

Vulnerable Venezuelan migrants and refugees who have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 health and socio-economic crisis, urgently need greater support from the international community, UN humanitarians said on Friday, ahead of a donor conference hosted by Canada next week.

Deadly shipwreck off Venezuela underscores need for safe migration pathways, protection

The latest shipwreck in the Caribbean has highlighted the need for safe migration pathways, particularly in the COVID-19 era when many borders remain closed, two UN agencies said on Monday. 

News in Brief 20 April 2021

  • UNICEF reports on conditions inside stricken Tigray region
  • WFP secures access to feed 1.5 million children in Venezuela
  • Central African Republic clashes force thousands across border to Chad
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World Food Programme reaches deal to supply food to 185,000 children in Venezuela

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has signed an agreement with the Government of Venezuela to begin operations to provide the most vulnerable children in the South American country with nutritious school meals, it announced on Tuesday.

Stop criminalizing civil society, UN rights experts urge Venezuelan authorities 

United Nations independent human rights experts called on Thursday for the authorities in Venezuela to stop “continuous and increasing” attacks and intimidation against civil society organizations and journalists in the country.

Independent UN rights expert calls for unilateral sanctions to be dropped against Venezuela

At the end of a two-week visit to Venezuela, an independent UN human rights expert noted on Friday that unilateral sanctions imposed on the country have exacerbated pre-existing crises, calling for them to be dropped.