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Hunger and shortage, portrait of humanitarian disaster



April 27, 2019 at 08:12
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Updated on April 27, 2019 at 08:17 p.m.

Sarangeli Castilla was born prematurely and the birth weight of two months is 1.5 kilograms. Her mother, Katherine Castilla, has another six children and says she only gives her breasts because she can buy or acquire special formulas.

"The situation is very hard, I am a single mother and only retired with my father's help, we do not have to transfer my son to a doctor or a specialist. I know what's wrong," says Katherine. ABC.es

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Ana Bravo, 14, does not speak and signals. According to their parents, Bravo can not develop due to malnutrition, it measures more than one meter and has a weight of 20 kilograms for hundreds of children in the country suffering from this illness.

Maracaibo's humanitarian disaster also appears at the University Clinic, in the public works program of the general dictator Marcos Pérez Jimenez, in the 50s, with more than 600 beds. He also had a renal transplant in Venezuelan hospital. Today, your reality is different.

The 28-year-old white young man has squeezed his legs on his bed, his name is Miguel Blanco, he is lacking muscle mass and his skin is stuck to his bones. The face reveals serious malnutrition and congenital hydrocephaly. His name is Miguel Blanco. Mother, without help, ties her tireless. "I have given you a lot of yucca and rice, and I make cloth diapers," added the woman.

"Ten years ago I was waiting for a kidney transplant, but I should wait before it happened." A member of the dialect called on him to inform him that he was ready, and he expected the kidney that was damaged in the midst of the blackouts. "Maria Esis account.

The center has an electrical installation, but it only works for an hour or two, with interruptions that can last 24 hours. Previously, surgeons had to complete surgical interventions with the light of their cell phones.

The hospital is at risk of contamination, because it does not contain waste and it is cleaned. "Bacteria are multiplied and it must be remembered that the temperature of Maracaibo can reach 40 degrees Celsius, easily reach pavilions in furnaces," said the surgeon Dora Colmenares.


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