Venezuelan Humanitarian Crisis
PHILADELPHIA — Casa de Venezuela of Philadelphia, with support from Congressman Brendan Boyle of Pennsylvania, is hosting a Venezuelan Humanitarian Crisis awareness event in Washington, DC on September 26th at 4:00pm.
Leaders of the Venezuelan community in the region are hosting this event to bring awareness about the situation in Venezuela and request support for the Venezuelans living in the United States.
Currently, Venezuela is facing a tragic human rights and humanitarian crisis, the current government is viciously cracking down on its citizens while severe food and medicine shortages make it near impossible for most to feed their children and access the most basic healthcare. Infant mortality rates are soaring and worst of all, hundreds of children have died from severe malnutrition.
The current crisis has prompted one of the largest migration flows in Latin American history. Venezuela’s neighbors are struggling to cope with the growing exodus, which by some estimates has passed 4 million people.
“Venezuelan was transformed from the strongest economy of Latin American to the highest inflation in the world; from being a country of immigrants, like the United States, to ta country of emigrants trying to escape the humanitarian crisis” said Fernando Torres, President of Casa de Venezuela of Philadelphia.
During the event, the Venezuelan community will presenting a short film about the crisis and requesting support for the fowling:
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuelans
Support for bill H.R.2161 - Venezuelan Refugee Assistance Act
Humanitarian Assistance to Venezuela
The September 26th Event is free and open to the public.
September 26th 2018 – 4pm to 6:30pm
Rayburn House Office Building Room 2456