Venezuela’s economy has shrunk by 74% in the six years from 2014 to 2020, the unemployment rate is as high as 51%, and even 76.7% of the population is in extreme poverty (the daily living cost is less than 1.9 US dollars). . Earlier this year, World Vision launched an in-depth needs survey in cooperation with local organizations in order to further understand the actual situation of Venezuelan households in terms of food security, nutrition and child protection.
The results found that 70% of Venezuelan families are phone database facing moderate hunger, and severe hunger causes 30% of children to have a height-to-age ratio lower than the average, which means that children cannot get enough nutrition, resulting in intellectual, physical and mental development. irreparable damage. In addition, the survey found that 20% of the refugees who fled would leave their children alone in the country, resulting in social problems such as child protection and intergenerational parenting. This not only presents the impact of the economic crisis on local families, but also allows us to see the outlines of children who are in urgent need of help.
After Prosperity: Vulnerable Children Denied Basic Rights to Life It may be hard to imagine that Venezuela, which is now facing economic difficulties, used to have a comprehensive social welfare system including medical care, education, housing, etc. In the past, despite the problem of inequality between the rich and the poor, people's lives are still stable. Guest Professor Yang Jianping analyzed that the difference between heaven and hell between the present and the past is actually due to the unique oil output of Venezuela: